Making its debut last night at the Sabine Promenade downtown: The Buffalo Bayou Invasive Plant Eradication Unit, equipped with gardening tools, microscopes and plant presses, and a taco-truck style ordering counter where you can report or learn about the latest local vegetation battles. The food-truck-style mobile exhibit and lab is the work of New York artist Mark Dion, commissioned by the Houston Arts Alliance and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Next stops: the Holly Hall Retirement Community Plant and Bulb Mart at 2000 Holly Hall St. (on Friday) and the Native Plant Symposium at the Omni Hotel at Eldridge Parkway and the Katy Freeway (Saturday). Look for the converted Ford van with the skull and crossed pitchfork and shovel.
- Fighting Invasive Plant Species, One Mobile Artwork at a Time [Art Attack]
- Traveling artwork to be unveiled Wednesday at Sabine Promenade [YourHoustonNews]
- With aliens invading, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership rolls out a plant eradication truck (not a food truck) [Culturemap]
Photo: Meredith Deliso