Edible Hut /

Kate Daughdrill

Mira Burack lives in the Ortiz mountains of New Mexico. She is engaged by the materials and living beings in her daily life – plants, textiles, animals, and family – and the interior and exterior spaces around her where meaningful life experiences take place – the bed, the landscape, the table, and the home. How do these elements of daily life teach intimacy, engage the senses, provide comfort, heal, invite rest, and elicit pleasure? Burack received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BA in Studio Art and Psychology from Pepperdine University. She has exhibited her work internationally, and was recently selected for the 2020 Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum for Women in the Arts. She spends her time learning from the high desert landscape, making, and enjoying her family.

Kate Daughdrill explores the intersection of art, food, meditation, and community as mediums for re-connection. Her place-based projects activate transformative energy through sculpture, installation, performative dinners, gardening, cooking, meditation, and creative immersions. Daughdrill received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA in Studio Art and Political + Social Thought from the University of Virginia. Her creative work has been featured internationally in publications such as the New York Times, Dwell, Oprah Magazine, and Cosmopolitan. She has offered artistic installations and experiences at Airbnb, Edible Schoolyard, the Tang Museum, and many universities and museums.

The Edible Hut is a community gathering space in Calimera Park on the eastside of Detroit with a living, edible roof and oculus to the sky. The Edible Hut combines elements of a traditional hut, an outdoor sculpture, a neighborhood garage and an edible garden. The roof is a garden of edible perennial plants such as sage, thyme, lavender and oregano. The inside of the space incorporates peaceful colors to create an enchanting space for gathering, rest and pleasure. The structure is situated to complement the Memory Field and the Nsoroma garden, unifying and activating the park. The Edible Hut offers a location for community activities – to find shade while gardening, serve summer lunches, hold outdoor classes, sell vegetables from the garden and come together for meals, meetings, music and shared activities.


Food Justice 2014/2015




Penasco, NM USA
Detroit, MI USA


“Commitment to a love ethic transforms our lives by offering us a different set of values to live by. In large and small ways, we make choices based on a belief that honesty, openness, and personal integrity need to be expressed in public and private decisions.”
– bell hooks, all about love NEW VISIONS

During this time, I am learning to listen through my pores. I hope my movements in the world, in art and life, can be deliberate, empathetic, heart-filled, embodied, and fearless. When I don’t know what to do, I lie down – each part of my body is on equal ground, there is no hierarchy, everything is horizontal, and I feel held by the earth. –Mira Burack

During these challenging times, we are being given an opportunity to go within in order to transform without. We are being given the time and the necessity to uproot what is unconscious in us—to look squarely at the pain and harm caused by our unconscious patterns (mental, emotional, structural).

As I bring awareness and loving presence to these parts of myself (through meditation, learning from others, writing, praying), they begin to naturally realign with more life-giving, mutually free, peaceful ways of being.

Something bigger is at work in these times—in both the dark and light. It’s our job to sit and feel…as love sculpts us into a more conscious version of ourselves. From that place, we naturally take skillful, convicted, loving action.

We are changing. The world is changing. –Kate Daughdrill