Monday, March 2, 2009

New dig: Greetings from Austin!

Last week a few of us Posse members arrived at the famous "Greetings from Austin" mural on the side of Roadhouse Relics to find a note written for us. Our reputation had somehow preceded us. The owner of the sign shop wanted us to contact and speak with him before we did anything with his property. We all heartily agreed, as the area we want to garden is right up against the building. I know we say we garden only public property, but the mural is heavily trafficked by the public. We're interested in guerrilla gardening a visible area in time for South by Southwest. So Travis got in touch with the owner, and he gave us the go-ahead to garden in the way we wish.

Tomorrow we will break ground on our first garden of 2009! Be there at the corner of S 1st and Annie at 7:30 pm on Tuesday. We'll be deciding how to landscape, tearing up the compacted ground with our shovels and Cobra tools (!), amending the soil and hopefully getting some stuff in the ground.

We'll have most of our supplies from Shoal Creek. Please bring shovels, pick-axes, flashlights, and any plants and/or seeds you would like to contribute. We think this will be mainly a succulent and flower garden.

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