The annual season of groundwork is upon us, and winter is the perfect time to prepare for new plant parenthood. Join Very Sad Lab’s plant Incubator at Transformer for a living, growing site-specific installation, resource lab, and series of pre-plant-parent programs for what to expect when you’re expecting.

Proceeding from an intersection of art, science, ecology, and horticulture, Very Sad Lab seeks to create a greener DC by connecting people to nature through plants. Through ongoing plant rehabilitation and research, Very Sad Lab is building long term relationships between plants and people that are rooted in intentional practices of attention and care of plants.

For the duration of six weeks, plants will grow inside The Incubator exhibition at Transformer, as both plants and prospective plant parents prepare for life together. Through the installation of an indoor nursery and creation of a resource lab, Very Sad Lab artists will create a space for plant human connection. Providing accessible opportunities to understand plant human relationships, Very Sad Lab will also host a series of preparatory online plant workshops and create guided resources on new plant care. At the close of the exhibition on March 19, 2022, Incubator plants will be adopted out to new plant parents throughout DC, creating a network of connections across the city.

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