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  • Writer's pictureMartha Bird

Martha Bird Builds With Patrick Dougherty, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

I had such fun volunteering with Patrick to create the YouBetcha installation at our Arboretum. I worked for 5 shifts during the 3 week epic event in May 2019. I learned the hard work and magic involved in bringing a large structure into fruition. I processed, sorted, bundled and knotted, dragged, upended and wove willow into place.

YouBetcha, with its meandering inner pathways and secret courtyard, is located at the end of the arboretum parking area and will be on view for 2 years.


(photo credit above: Natalia Pederson; video credit Kent Withington)


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