experience and immediate evidence of raising crickets
ecological rationales for harvesting crickets and other insects
additional cricket-based nibbles and treats
tested recipes such as “chocolate-chirp cookies”
enhanced outdoor audio of cricket sounds
open discussion and readiness to answer any questions you might have about numerous other projects he has initiated and carried out
For images and information about many related projects implemented by John Osorio-Buck, see the project section of his website. Several of the projects address issues of sustainability and involve building dwellings or other structures for community use.
For more background about raising and harvesting insects worldwide, read Edible Insects: future prospects for food and feed security, a resource booklet from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
Exciting update, March 6: article by Greg Cook from WBUR’s ARTery:
Prefer Your Bugs Fried, Roasted Or Mashed? Artist Offers Taste Of Food’s Future
SOME VISITORS on SUNDAY AFTERNOON ( photos added 3/2)
A speaker near the roof of Home Depot House carries the sound of chirping crickets from indoors out to the winter air. I have recorded video clips with their audio, but I’m still learning how to make them audible in this post. If you go, be sure to look up and listen for their music.
I consider this a post-in-progress that would greatly benefit from comments with observations, information, connections, or questions from everyone, whether you have been able to visit or not. Your perspective will greatly help me augment, update, and refine the post in the coming weeks. Thank you very much!
Looking forward, Deb Lee
Update from Saturday, March 8 visit with friends:
[…] John C. Gonzalez and the other five artists: Jessica Gath, Nicole Delanos,Wilson Lawrence,John Osorio-Buck ,Thomas […]
John has made a most intriguing contribution to deCordova’s Biennial show. His exhibit is an amazing blend of art, science, and culinary. What a treasure for our community!
As a volunteer guide at deCordova, I wholeheartedly agree with Nicki!
[…] John Osorio-Buck, Artist with Crickets at Home Depot House Indoors Outdoors: Home Depot House at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum […]