Strawberry Flag

Strawberry Flag

United States, EnglishArt

This artwork raises the American flag on the underused quad at 205, 208, 209, using resources completely independent of the VA Hospital. The strawberries that are growing here using aquaponics were rescued from a farm in Whittier, the water has been drawn from the Los Angeles River and is amended by live fish. The project is powered by solar energy and by people charging batteries connected to stationary bicycles. Lauren Bon/Metabolic Studio is working on this piece with both veterans and professionals at the hospital. It is dedicated to the men and women in service to our country. The Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation, funds Strawberry Flag.

On-Demand Episodes

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On this episode, we cover High Tea 6 at Strawberry Flag. We'll speak with various guests, hear "shout outs" to our vets and troops overseas, find out who won the Golden Egg prize, listen to a reading of The Little Engine Who Could and enjoy... more
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On this episode, we speak with Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver about his quest to house the 16,000 homeless vets in L.A. county. We also speak to a Rabbi about berries and creation, and listen in to a High Tea conversation.
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Join us at High Tea #4 at Strawberry Flag. Host Geoffrey Gardner speaks with vets and guests attending the event at the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Campus, including our exciting premiere of the Strawberry Gazette newspaper.
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Strawberry Flag hosted a Holiday High Tea in December, and we were there to capture the event. During this episode we will feature "Shout Outs" to troops, music by the all-vet choir New Directions, interviews with High Tea Storytellers... more
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VETERANS DAY AT THE WEST LOS ANGELES VA CAMPUS and we talk with the Chair of the California Assembly committee on Veterans Affairs. Buy Veterans Preserves at www.veteranspreserves.org
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High Tea is back on Strawberry Flag Radio! Host Cinny Kennard speaks with artists, VA professionals, and politicians who visited Strawberry Flag during our latest High Tea celebration. Join us at yoga with the US veterans and catch a... more
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Greetings and welcome to the High Tea episode of Strawberry Flag Radio. Artists from all over the world have joined the veterans and Metabolic Studio team members to help celebrate the Flag's progress. Learn what High Tea is all about,... more
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On this episode of Strawberry Flag Radio: Joining us for a very special conversation is Congressman Bob Filner, Chairman Committee on Veterans' Affairs in the United States House of Representatives. He answers some of our... more
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Episode Three This week we learn all about the stationary "spin" bikes that have been installed at Strawberry Flag, and will be used to generate the power needed for the hydroponic water system. We also talk with US Veteran James... more
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