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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Seed Bombing: The True Sign of Spring

We hope you can join us on Monday! 

Seed Bombing: The True Sign of Spring

May 9th, 2011

6:30pm

Meet at Hula Girl Espresso Boutique - 2473 Dundas Street West (north of Bloor)


On April 17th, 10 souls got together to make about 600 seed bombs. Some were made with soil, wildflowers and compostable plastic bags. Others were made with creeping thyme, soil and parchment paper loose leaf tea bags.

 
We have so many seed bombs to throw we need your help!

Once we meet up we'll move to the foot bridge which goes over the railway corridor to Wallace Ave where we will follow the bike path south east likely ending around Sterling Road.

DETAILS:

**A documentary filmmaker will be tagging along to film the event. If you don't want to be on camera that's no problem but please let us know!**

What do I bring

Nothing but your throwing arm and some sort of bag to carry seed bombs in (we'll provide the bombs)
 
Where do I meet you guys? 

2473 Dundas Street West (near the cross roads of Dundas West and Glenlake Ave)

When will you be there? 

May 9th, 6:30pm until we run out of bombs

Who should come

You, your friends, your family, your co-workers... anyone who wants to make the Junction look GOOD!

How long will it take? 

About an hour depending on the number of people who show up. Afterward, if the group is interested we'll find a place to have a drink or some munchies together.

Come on out, even if this is your first time!

Also, be sure to check out the garden that the Guerilla Gardeners planted in front of the Freshco a couple of years ago. It's located on the east side of Dundas Street West, close to Chelsea Ave. Take a peek on your way to meet us!

4 comments:

  1. AWESOME! I hope this helps you guys: http://www.meetup.com/JunctionTO/events/17557926/ I emailed all of our 84 members

    It's also been posted in the Junction Parents group, emailed to 209 members :) Have fun on Monday, you're doing an awesome thing!

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  2. The West Toronto Railpath was intentionlly planted with native species, some grown from seed harvested prior to the construction of the path. It should not be indiscriminately seed-bombed with "wildflower" seed which often consists of non-native seeds for plants such as Queen Anne's Lace which are invasive species. These invasive species will crowd out the native plants. The same caution applies to the east side of Dundas Street between Glenlake and Humberside. Railside Gardens is a native plant garden planted by residents in the neighbourhood who used a carefully vetted plant list. Please don't do any bombing there, either.

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  3. Leticia Gracia5/05/2011 09:53:00 PM

    Hi there,

    I think that your efforts at beautifying the city are noble and you should certainly continue these good works. However, the railpath is a very carefully thought out area that was designed to include only native plants. Seed bombing will likely create competition with these native plants and ultimately force them out. The railpath gardens were a result of a massive effort on the part of many volunteers in the west end and is supported by the West Bend Community Association.

    Perhaps you might think of another area to seed bomb. There is a neglected area of land on Edna avenue, west of Dorval, along the subway trains that could use some help.

    I have developed the community garden on Edna just north of the Dundas West Subway Station and am currently developing another garden on Dorval south of Edna.

    I would love to talk to you about your projects.

    Leticia Gracia
    lgracia@sympatico.ca

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  4. Hi Everyone - thanks for all your comments about the comments on bombing the rail path. We'll be sure to avoid the areas that you have mentioned and THANKS for the suggestions on where to go.
    We appreciate your support.

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