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Artist Tosses Salad For 1,000 People

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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