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Artist Tosses Salad For 1,000 People

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Artist Tosses Salad For 1,000 People

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Artist Tosses Salad For 1,000 People

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As a part of Earth Day celebrations, performance artist Alison Knowles took salad making to the extreme in New York City. Knowles chopped romaine lettuce, carrots and cucumbers to the beat of live music. She then tossed the avalanche of salad off a balcony into a giant tarp, where the salad was served up to audience members.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

One artist certainly gave a boost to the salad greens industry, yesterday. As part of Earth Day celebrations, performance artist Alison Knowles took salad making to the extreme by making a salad big enough to feed 1,000 people.

In New York City, Knowles chopped romaine lettuce, carrots and cucumbers to the beat of live music - doing this on the high line, an old elevated railway that's been turned into a park. She then tossed the avalanche of salad down into a giant tarp, where the salad was served up to audience members.

This event was a restaging of a performance from 40 years ago, titled "Make A Salad."

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