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Sunday, May 17, 2009

West End Planting - May 16th

WOW!!! What a fantastic planting! The rain held out for us and we ended up having a great day.

First off thank you to Ian (the west end coordinator) for picking such a fantastic spot. You can see from this picture that it was a horrible medium sized patch of long, neglected grass on a busy street corner.
Thanks to Bruce for chronicling our work with his camera... these photos are great so thanks!!
Thanks to each and every one of you who came out and worked hard on this spot. The transformation was amazing (although some of the little old Italian men from the 'hood thought it looked better as grass, I disagree)!



Thanks also to Nick for bringing 10 volunteers and Jeff for bringing 5? volunteers! Thanks Guys! We couldn't have done it without you.

Last but not least, thanks to Andy from bringing water for the volunteers, water for the plants, extra tools and helping me transport all the garbage and leftovers home at the end of the day.

25 people!!! plus two canine friends. Everyone brought what they could (plants, gloves, tools) and thanks to a close-by flower store we were able to almost completely change the grass to garden!

For those of you in the neighbourhood - please go by and water the garden whenever you can, especially in July and August when it's really hot... there isn't alot of shade on that corner so the plants will need lots of water.

Hope to see you all again on May 31st for the east end planting - we'll be Eastern Ave. at the foot of Caroline Ave. More details will be posted next week.

1 comment:

  1. Ian (and the rest of the organizers) thanks for a great afternoon digging and planting!

    I posted some additional photos from the day on my blog: http://guerrillagardening.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/my-first-time-doing-real-life-guerrilla-gardening/

    As I mentioned to Ian on Saturday, I've been working on a guerrilla gardening inspired game project for several months and it was great to have an opportunity to go out and do some actual guerrilla gardening in my neighbourhood.

    Thanks again!

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