We all have images of haystacks in our head. Monet painted nineteen. Piled up dried grass, harvested and formatted in a group effort. Different looks in different countries. Most Haystacks now are large round cylinders wrapped in green or black plastic.

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Photo: Haystacks made by Elisabeth Feenstra, Wjelsryp, NL

Since 2013 Kathrin Böhm/Myvillages is organising occasional events to talk about rural projects and practices, our relationships with the rural and rural-urban connections – always keeping in mind that we are meeting in London to have these conversations.

Pile of grass made after the Haystack04 scything session on the Lammas Meadow in Hackney, August 2013



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Photo: Odaja near Brezoi, Romania.