Elise Brewster, a local artist who collaborated on the project, says that lichen is sexier than it sounds: "Lichen is THE extreme plant, and we are in extreme times." Here she demonstrates how to mix the lichen spores with a special adhesive mixture in a tiny dixie cup.  Photo 5 of 12 in World's First Lichen Garden? by Jaime Gillin

World's First Lichen Garden?

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Elise Brewster, a local artist who collaborated on the project, says that lichen is sexier than it sounds: "Lichen is THE extreme plant, and we are in extreme times." Here she demonstrates how to mix the lichen spores with a special adhesive mixture in a tiny dixie cup.