“The Lexicon of Sustainability has offered us a tool for community outreach that has been invaluable. It continues to provide a beautiful and connective tool that illustrates clearly the concepts of food sustainability and encourages visitors and co-op members to live and share these concepts in their own lives and with their neighbors.”

Rachel Luster

Bring Sustainable Insights To Your Community

LEXICON POP-UP SHOWS

The Lexicon of Sustainability™ continues to invite community leaders, students, farmers, activists, gardeners, cooks … anyone to host a pop-up show in their community, spurring dialog about how individuals and communities can work together to strengthen local food systems.

Every  year we select 100 applicants to become curators and receive a show.  Each new curator will host shows that involve their local communities, then act as a “lending library” so that other schools and community groups can use their show for their own initiatives.

By becoming a Lexicon curator,  you can bring change to your own backyard. Curators have the power to transform their community into a “idea incubator”, a localized think tank that generates dynamic coalitions able to make a difference in shaping the community’s relationship with its food, farmers, and local environment.   And because these works will be donated to your community once the shows have run their course, the messages will retain their significance and continue to inspire local audiences for years to come.

“What began as a Sustainable Conversation has led to a Good Food Revolution,” says Douglas Gayeton, co-founder of the project. “It isn’t happening in galleries and museums; it’s happening at our local supermarkets, at our corner stores, at farmers markets and roadside food stands and grange halls and school gardens across the country, so it makes sense that the Lexicon traveling show appear in those places, curated by the very people trying to build more resilient food networks in their communities.”

SHARE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

TOOLKIT

CURATOR APPLICATION

Prospective curators can complete the Curator Application Form which asks WHY they want to be a curator, WHERE they would hold their five Lexicon shows, and WHO they would involve (local schools, non-profits, food producers, notable individuals) in their events. Additionally, prospective curators will be asked to select a community space or center (i.e. a school, library, or government building) where the images will become part of a permanent collection once the shows are completed.

Curator Application Form

CURATOR’S ACTIVIST TOOLKIT

Contains a collection of valuable resources to help aspiring curators turn public events into opportunities that engage their audiences with transformative ideas to help change their food systems.

Includes a CURATOR PRIMER, a FRAME GUIDE and a MEDIA KIT. Beware, it’s a big download (288.4 MB) so you won’t want to do it on a mobile device.

For all additional questions, including press inquiries, write mary AT lexiconofsustainability DOT com.

Our Collection of Information Artworks

POP-UP SHOW

Know Your Farmer

Know Your Farmer

Humane Slaughter

Humane Slaughter

Horticultural Literacy

Horticultural Literacy

Grass Farmer

Grass Farmer

Gleaning

Gleaning

Antibiotic Free

Antibiotic Free

The Compost Circuit

The Compost Circuit

Food Sovereignty

Food Sovereignty

Fair Trade Vs. Direct Trade

Fair Trade Vs. Direct Trade

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Conservation Easement

Conservation Easement

Connected Markets

Connected Markets

Project Info

Project Info

Pastured Poultry

Pastured Poultry

Organic vs. Non-Organic

Organic vs. Non-Organic

Non-GMO

Non-GMO

Local

Local

Green Collar

Green Collar

Watershed

Watershed

Urban Apiary

Urban Apiary

Traceability

Traceability

True Cost Accounting

True Cost Accounting

Sustainability

Sustainability

Seed Sovereignty

Seed Sovereignty

POSTCARD SIZED POP-UP SHOW

“The subject matter in each is dear to me, so really, sharing the Lexicon is like sharing photos of friends who happen to be agricultural heros as well.”

Charlene Murdock-White – Nana Cardoon Learning Center

Meet our

LEXICON POP-UP SHOW CURATORS

Become a curator

Christy McKenzie

Christy McKenzie

Madison, WI

Shawn Storer

Shawn Storer

South Bend, IN

David Takahashi

David Takahashi

Boulder, CO

Maddy Mitchell & Sam Anawalt

Maddy Mitchell & Sam Anawalt

University Park, PA

Amy Stone

Amy Stone

Toledo, OH

Tearsa Saffell

Tearsa Saffell

Tempe, AZ

Caryl & Ben Lester

Caryl & Ben Lester

East Grand Forks, MN

Heather Bunch

Heather Bunch

Marion, VA

Nika Forte

Nika Forte

Phoenix, AZ

Zach White

Zach White

Wales, GA

ALEX EPSTEIN

ALEX EPSTEIN

Philadelphia, PA

Kari Witthuhn

Kari Witthuhn

Appleton, WI

Dan Bensonoff

Dan Bensonoff

ROSLINDALE, MA

Greg Huang-Dale

Greg Huang-Dale

Freyeburg, ME

Kim Bayer

Kim Bayer

Ann Arbor, ME

Marsha Taylor

Marsha Taylor

Waialua, HI

Shay Farmer

Shay Farmer

Missoula, MT

Becky Crump

Becky Crump

Richmond, VA

Janie Burns

Janie Burns

Nampa, ID

Ian Szalinski

Ian Szalinski

Rochester, NY

Kurt Ravenwood

Kurt Ravenwood

Manchester, CT

Rachelle Lyons

Rachelle Lyons

Plymouth, NH

Connie Oliver

Connie Oliver

Waycross, GA

Slow Food Glades to Coast

Slow Food Glades to Coast

Southwest Ranches, FL

Dina Tucker

Dina Tucker

Austin, TX

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Atlanta, GA

Kayla Carter

Kayla Carter

Kingsport, TN

Josh Dansdill

Josh Dansdill

Postville, IA

Valerie Roy

Valerie Roy

Blaine, MN

Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth Allen

Lexington, KY

Nathan Mudd

Nathan Mudd

Arvada, CO

Rosa Cantrell

Rosa Cantrell

Kennesaw, GA

Kathy Lynn

Kathy Lynn

Laytonsville, MD

Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas

Davis, CA

Emily Stutzman Jones

Emily Stutzman Jones

Nashville, TN

Kari Spencer

Kari Spencer

Phoenix, AZ

Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson

Phoenix, AZ

Mike Hillis

Mike Hillis

Lincoln, Nebraska

Danna Scigaj

Danna Scigaj

Waterford Township, MI

Tod Cossairt

Tod Cossairt

Ojai, CA

Anne Lewis

Anne Lewis

Pierre, South Dakota

Ann Scott

Ann Scott

New Port Richey, FL

Karen Riley

Karen Riley

Indio, CA

Steve Case

Steve Case

Charlotte, NC

Dustin DeMatteo

Dustin DeMatteo

Rohnert Park, CA

David White

David White

Ojai, CA

Marlana More & Amanda Gallear

Marlana More & Amanda Gallear

New Brunswick, NJ

Monica Pennell

Monica Pennell

Ashby, MA

Judy Adler

Judy Adler

Walnut Creek, CA

James Lee

James Lee

Norcross, GA

Teri McKenzie

Teri McKenzie

Coeur D'Alene, ID

Stacy Miller

Stacy Miller

Charlottesville, VA

Slow Food Hoochee Poosa

Slow Food Hoochee Poosa

Roanoke, AL

Janette Wesley

Janette Wesley

Greenville, SC

Jamie Purcell

Jamie Purcell

Casper, WY

Matt Kehr

Matt Kehr

Columbia, SC

Daniel Dixon

Daniel Dixon

Orono, ME

Jacob Nachel

Jacob Nachel

Reno, NV

Bonnie Gregory

Bonnie Gregory

Sheridan, WY

Brit MacDonald

Brit MacDonald

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA

Cheri LaRue

Cheri LaRue

Farmington, AR

Ally Candy

Ally Candy

Invermere, British Columbia, Canada

David Burre

David Burre

Kingwood, TX

Nann Parrett

Nann Parrett

Helena, MT

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Monroe, MI

Heather Ratliff

Heather Ratliff

Traverse City, MI

Stephanie Aubert

Stephanie Aubert

Gunnison, CO

Karen Taussig

Karen Taussig

Sebastopol, CA

Emily Eckhardt

Emily Eckhardt

Alachua, FL

Root Cellar

Root Cellar

Columbia, MO

Lisa Helm

Lisa Helm

Dayton, OH

Craig Ruggless

Craig Ruggless

Winnetka, CA

Melissa Greer

Melissa Greer

Beaver Dam, WI

Greg Zahn

Greg Zahn

Sheboygan, WI

Therese Niemier

Therese Niemier

Niles, MI

Grace Peterson

Grace Peterson

Shreveport, LA

Gabby Othon Lothrop

Gabby Othon Lothrop

Orlando, FL

Emily Neustrom

Emily Neustrom

Lafayette, LA

Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers

Denver, CO

Sarah Merritt

Sarah Merritt

Goldsboro, NC

Chris Broadbent

Chris Broadbent

Kalamazoo, MI

Carl Motsenbocker

Carl Motsenbocker

Baton Rouge, LA

Katie Culpepper

Katie Culpepper

Lake Placid, NY

Richard Gregor

Richard Gregor

Brooksville, ME

Ande Spencer

Ande Spencer

Redlands, CA

Sara Kosoff

Sara Kosoff

Santa Cruz, CA

Lisa Owen

Lisa Owen

Olympia, WA

Alison Van Dyke

Alison Van Dyke

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Sarah Vujcich

Sarah Vujcich

Boulder, CO

Alison Hensley

Alison Hensley

Santa Barbara, CA

Caitlin Matthews

Caitlin Matthews

Somerville, MA

Kim Angeli-Selin

Kim Angeli-Selin

Salt Lake City, UT

Dr.Rick Kool

Dr.Rick Kool

Victoria, BC, Canada

Lori Freeman

Lori Freeman

Warner Robins, GA

Elena Karoulina

Elena Karoulina

Benicia, CA

Jesse Delia

Jesse Delia

New Haven, CT

Kristin “Kiri” Torgler

Kristin “Kiri” Torgler

Milwaukee, WI

Danielle “Doxie” Kaltz

Danielle “Doxie” Kaltz

Detroit, MI

Natalie James

Natalie James

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Jodi Daley

Jodi Daley

Warner Robins, GA

Kelsey Deporte

Kelsey Deporte

Charleston, SC

Brandon Meiners

Brandon Meiners

Eitzen, MN

Lisa Sadleir-Hart

Lisa Sadleir-Hart

Sitka, Alaska

Mitra Sticklen

Mitra Sticklen

Ashland, OR

Rene Michalak

Rene Michalak

Red Deer, AB, Canada

Cary Wheaton

Cary Wheaton

Hartford, CT

Bethany Wilcoxon

Bethany Wilcoxon

Des Moines, IA

Cheryl Muñoz

Cheryl Muñoz

Oak Park, IL

Melissa Terry

Melissa Terry

Fayetteville, AR

Troy Goodnough

Troy Goodnough

Morris, MN

Maren Stumme-Diers

Maren Stumme-Diers

Decorah, IA

Fallon Harris

Fallon Harris

Beaverton, OR

Erica Mooney

Erica Mooney

Ypsilanti, MI

Julie Kramer

Julie Kramer

Cincinnati, OH

Ryan Rising

Ryan Rising

Oakland, CA

Sherry Coffey

Sherry Coffey

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Gary Granata

Gary Granata

New Orleans, LA

Alla Guelber

Alla Guelber

Calgary, AB, Canada

Lisa Frey

Lisa Frey

Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Tahlia Dyer

Tahlia Dyer

Oakville, ON, Canada

Daniel Leiber

Daniel Leiber

Bethlem, PA

Alice Evans

Alice Evans

Huntsville, AL

Yvonne C. Moore

Yvonne C. Moore

Columbia, MO

Andrea Terrile

Andrea Terrile

Còrdoba, Argentina

Christine Curry

Christine Curry

Zebulon, GA

Jay Martin

Jay Martin

Bivalve, MD

Lucy Wilson

Lucy Wilson

Omaha, NE

Tanya Rovira

Tanya Rovira

Martinez, CA

Sara Ryckebosch

Sara Ryckebosch

Marietta, OH

Julie Ross

Julie Ross

Brookings, SD

Owen Murphy

Owen Murphy

Bend, OR

Larry and Rosemary Abell

Larry and Rosemary Abell

Baker City, OR

Javan Kerby Bernakevitch

Javan Kerby Bernakevitch

Victoria, BC, Canada

Lesley Wise

Lesley Wise

Hillsboro, OR

Amy S. Brown

Amy S. Brown

Omaha, NE

Sean Arnold

Sean Arnold

York, PA

Keri Knapp

Keri Knapp

Anacortes, WA

Becca Leslie

Becca Leslie

Gill, MA

Janet Katz

Janet Katz

Fort Wayne, IN

Alex Fouliard

Alex Fouliard

Belfast, ME

Hannah Hepner

Hannah Hepner

Quincy, CA

Nancy Kirstein

Nancy Kirstein

Lennox, SD

Christian Ryan-Downing

Christian Ryan-Downing

Bowling Green, KY

Dan Yuhasz

Dan Yuhasz

Pomona, CA

Colleen and Peter Morich

Colleen and Peter Morich

Decatur, GA

Becca Rimmel

Becca Rimmel

Dryden, NY

Laurie Wayne

Laurie Wayne

Fort Bidwell, CA

Phil Metzler

Phil Metzler

South Bend, IN

Paula Gaska

Paula Gaska

Redwood Valley, CA

Eliza Lathrop

Eliza Lathrop

Honolulu, HI

ABBEY PALMER

ABBEY PALMER

Marquette, MI

HASSAN RASHID DEL CAMPO NICHOLAS

HASSAN RASHID DEL CAMPO NICHOLAS

Los Angeles, CA

KRISTINE BAILEY

KRISTINE BAILEY

South Bend, IN

ALISTAR HARRIS

ALISTAR HARRIS

Hanover, VA

ROBERT S. HOWARD

ROBERT S. HOWARD

Milton, DE

DANIEL DOYLE

DANIEL DOYLE

Oxford, MS

AMY KOLINER

AMY KOLINER

Minneapolis, MN

VILAY DETHLUXAY

VILAY DETHLUXAY

Minneapolis, MN

TODD LEVASSEUR

TODD LEVASSEUR

Charleston, SC

GILLIAN GREBLER

GILLIAN GREBLER

Santa Monica, CA

ROBYN REES

ROBYN REES

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

SHELLEY SOMERSETT

SHELLEY SOMERSETT

Walnut Creek, CA

LAURIE LEPAIN KOPACK

LAURIE LEPAIN KOPACK

Detroit, MI

PATRICIA PASKOV

PATRICIA PASKOV

Madison, WI

PENNY ZUST

PENNY ZUST

Berwick, ME

Charlene Murdock-White

Charlene Murdock-White

Portland, OR

TARA DEPORTE

TARA DEPORTE

New York City, NY

DEBORAH CAREY

DEBORAH CAREY

Amesbury, MA

JOYCE JIMERSON

JOYCE JIMERSON

Bellingham, WA

MIKE TODD

MIKE TODD

Ames, IA

WENDY SIPOREN

WENDY SIPOREN

Ashland, OR

DON HALL

DON HALL

Sarasota, FL

LISA MONROSE

LISA MONROSE

Boston, MA

VISHAKHA MASKEY

VISHAKHA MASKEY

West Liberty, WV

ELIZABETH WELLER

ELIZABETH WELLER

Orrtanna, PA

KAT STEELE

KAT STEELE

Big Sur, CA

AMI FREEBERG

AMI FREEBERG

Kansas City, MO

CANDICE WOO

CANDICE WOO

San Diego, CA

RACHEL REYNOLDS LUSTER

RACHEL REYNOLDS LUSTER

Oregon County/Ozarks, MO

KATELYN MANN

KATELYN MANN

Southern Pines, NC

LYDIA ATKINS

LYDIA ATKINS

Southern Pines, NC

HEATHER MERCHANT

HEATHER MERCHANT

Plano, TX

EDWIN MARTY

EDWIN MARTY

Montgomery, AL

DR. W.J. ‘ROCKY’ ROHWEDDER

DR. W.J. ‘ROCKY’ ROHWEDDER

Ronhert Park, CA

Andrew Lentini

Andrew Lentini

Athens, GA

The Campbell County Master Gardeners

The Campbell County Master Gardeners

Gillette, WY

“People love the photos, and they provide great springboards for in-depth conversations. We have met and become more plugged in to people involved in varying aspects of the food movement. This is a great benefit for the public and for the Museum of Science as our food initiative will continue strongly for many years.”

Lisa Monrose – Museum of Science, Boston

SELECTED POP-UP SHOWS

Click on dates to view details for each event. If you’re already a curator, you can ADD YOU OWN EVENT using the form below.

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08/11/2018 08/11/2018 Atlanta GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
07/24/2018 07/24/2018 Forest Park GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
06/24/2018 06/24/2018 Atlanta GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
06/18/2018 06/20/2018 Atlanta GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
06/16/2018 06/16/2018 Atlanta GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
05/26/2018 05/26/2018 Atlanta GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
03/12/2018 03/12/2018 Atlanta GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
09/09/2017 09/09/2017 Atlanta GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
08/05/2017 08/05/2017 Atlanta GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
07/29/2017 07/29/2017 Atlanta GA Colleen & Peter Morich cjmorich@gmail.com
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“Finding common ground can require common language and common purpose. The Lexicon of Sustainability™ has helped our community both by providing meaningful explanations and inspiring examples of what we can pursue locally.”

Phil Metzler – curator

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The Lexicon of Sustainability provides inspiring, innovative pathways to access and play with knowledge: our Brower Center community loved this art-making experience.

Berit Asla
Executive Director
David Brower Center
Berkeley, CA

Paint your own information artworks

Street Art

The Lexicon of Sustainability is excited to present a new way to participate in the movement. Inspired by street artists, the Lexicon has converted our popular information artwork into posters for anyone and everyone to paint and share with their community. Host a painting party with these posters in your classroom, or at your house and invite the neighbors over! Below you will find links to download printable files of each poster shown. Each poster has 3 sizes to choose from. If you prefer to write your own definition to the term, below you will see the option to download a poster with no text included. This is a great way to spur conversation within a classroom or group. For instructions click here.

Our pop-up Lexicon art show was a fantastic experience for our class and for the folks walking by – even those who were already pretty well-informed left knowing more about how our food system works and the different ways the featured farmers are working to change it.

Karen Price
Senior
Department of Environmental Studies and Planning
Sonoma State University

READY TO BE PRINTED

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Seed Swap

Seed Swap

Food Sovereignty

Food Sovereignty

Know Your Farmer

Know Your Farmer

Economies Of Community

Economies Of Community

The Compost Circuit

The Compost Circuit

Food Justice

Food Justice

Green Collar

Green Collar

The Edible Schoolyard

The Edible Schoolyard

Antibiotic Free

Antibiotic Free

Biodiversity vs. Monoculture

Biodiversity vs. Monoculture

Fallen Fruit

Fallen Fruit

Grass Farmer

Grass Farmer

Soil Food Web

Soil Food Web

Kitchen Incubator

Kitchen Incubator

Traceability

Traceability

Sustainability

Sustainability