Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Greetings from Austin"

Due to winter-like conditions, the GP has been almost hibernating for the past two months. But tonight, we are starting our slow, bright-eyed emergence into springtime, and back to gardening.

Tonight at 7:30 we'll be meeting up in South Austin at the famous "Greetings from Austin" mural. It's on the side of Roadhouse Relics, at South First and Annie - 1720 S 1st Street.

We're not going to break ground on this one yet, so no need to bring tools - just flashlights (or as the Brits say, "torches"). We'll be scouting out the landscaping, plants, and other logistical concerns. We'll also be talking about plans for parties, gardens, seed bomb throwing, and other covert operations, possibly at a nearby coffeeshop. We hope you can make it.

Plus: Good news! An anonymous gardener has expanded our guerrilla garden at 34th & Guadelupe! I visited yesterday to find new transplants, more rock landscaping, and a brand new water jug in the garden. This is what's supposed to happen - and it's very exciting. It's proof to the theory that if a guerrilla garden sticks around for long enough, the community will adopt it. We established the 34th St garden in August 2008, making it seven months old. Let's see if we can keep repeating this success around Austin. Much appreciation goes out to our new gardener - we'll be posting photos of the garden improvements soon.

We're still looking for new sites, so keep emailing your potential gardens to gardenposse@gmail.com.

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