Friday, June 19, 2009

Guerrillas in Austin, LA, and beyond!

Last week we were all set up for painting signs for our guerrilla gardens. But then, the Garden Posse received a massive, ready-to-plant shipment of flowers from Steve. Digging and adventures ensued, but that's a story for another time. A story for when photos get uploaded and such. A story, maybe, for when you see us in person and think to ask about it.

For now you will be pointed to the adventures and ideas of other guerrilla gardeners across the globe. 

Here's an article about Scott, of SoCal Guerrilla Gardening. He's a true guerrilla gardening pioneer - he's been doing it for 20 years. A few months ago, he sent us succulents sprung from his guerrilla gardens. They're almost ready to plant. 

A guerrilla gardener (or just creative, green-minded person?) in Ireland was sick of seeing politicians' faces on campaign posters. So he made garden boxes out of them. Instructions and photos are here. 

Richard Reynolds' Twitter feed is always an informative and updated source of guerrilla gardening activities. Reynolds is the founder of I'm not sure if he has a real job, but he makes it his business to keep on top of the world's guerrilla gardening. 

As for upcoming Garden Posse activities, we are trying to plan a potluck with the Webberville Road Baptist Church. They are calling the garden "Paradise Garden," and they'd like to thank us by stuffing us with food. Does this weekend look good for you guys? 

Updates on Garden Posse activities will be upcoming. Should we get a Twitter feed? I'd probably update it just as often as this blog....  or, who knows.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sign painting tomorrow! & 34th Street garden in need.

It's time to represent the Garden Posse! We have two gardens without proper signage - the Greetings from Austin mural garden on S. 1st, and the Webberville Road Church garden. The public needs to know what these gardens are about, and signs have served as good publicity in the past. So let's paint some signs!

Carly has volunteered her house for the sign painting party tomorrow at 7:30 pm. Remember, these events are always improved with food and drink, so feel free to bring some over. We'll also be talking about planning some fun summer events - possibly a Garden Posse First Anniversary Party?

Also, the 34th Street Garden is in need. Can you help? The Posse's first garden's caretaker (me, Lindsay) has moved away and is no longer able to provide the garden with the water and care it needs to survive. The area around the garden was recently clear cut - fortunately, the clear-cutters preserved the garden - but all the shade is gone. It may be too late for the veggies in the heat, but we can keep the perennial flowers happy. They've been doing so well over the past year, please help them survive the summer! Contact, and I'll let you in on the location of free water & water jug.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Webberville Church Garden update!

The Garden Posse has been on hiatus for the past few weeks - there's something about summer in Central Texas that makes you want to do nothing but sleep and swim. But not at the same time. 

However, when we last left our garden at Webberville Road Baptist Church, there were some finishing touches that needed to be made. And that's when heroic Posse member Robb took action.

He picked up a load of rocks in his truck from Memorial Cemetery, which has a huge supply of free rocks. (Good tip!) He used them to landscape the garden beds. 

Did I mention he mulched them a few days before that? He is truly capable at this guerrilla gardening thing. Also, he know how to help you move apartments. 

How is the garden itself? It's looking very good.

Thanks to Robb and everyone else who worked on this garden!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Seed bomb workshop at Windsor Park Library this Saturday

This isn't a Garden Posse event, but it's an interesting event which has come to our attention and involves learning how to make seed bombs. We fully endorse such activities.

The Windsor Park Library is in the 51st & Cameron area. The event is on June 13 and runs from 10 am - 2 pm.