Friday, April 17, 2009

International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day!

May 1st is International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day! It's an event originated by, encouraging people to spread a few sunflower seeds in their neighborhood, or on their route to work. Well, the Garden Posse is going beyond that. We're hosting an event to mobilize Austinites to cover the Central Austin area with sunflowers, seed bombs, and tomato transplants. Because why have a little guerrilla gardening when you can have a lot?  
 We'll meet up at the Lamar Street Pedestrian bridge at 9pm on May 1st, on our bikes or other planting-friendly transportation (scooters, good; walking shoes, good; cars, bad). 
Bring trowels, flashlights, water, and a couple packets of sunflower seeds. The Garden Posse also has wildflower seed bombs and tomato plants for planting. We'll converge and then disperse to plant our seeds around Central Austin, taking pictures to send into, which is coordinating efforts around the globe. 

We'll meet up later at a downtown bar to regale ourselves with stories of our adventures. If you haven't experienced the cheap, green thrills of guerrilla gardening yet, tonight is the night to do it! The feeling of earthy satisfaction is far better than drinking your early evening away. 

Details of the night are still being finalized. Feel free to throw any suggestions the Garden Posse's way at 

And in the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for areas that could use sunflowers! Suggestions include:

1. Undeveloped lots
2. Empty flower boxes
3. Areas that might be within the range of sprinkler systems and could use some brightness. 

The sunflowers we plant in May will bloom in August.

For more information, visit 
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Chestnut Garden for Spring!

Hello posse,

This Tuesday, we'll be meeting at 7:30 pm at the corner of 16th & Chestnut (on the East Side). We're going to be sprucing up the Chestnut neighborhood garden for spring! The garden has been thriving in the community, with neighbors volunteering to water the garden and placing new plants in the ground. It's in an empty lot, so there is lots of room to expand it.

Greg has plants, and he'll be heading up the mission. If you have any questions, email him at Feel free to bring any seeds or plants you would like to donate, as well as tools and flashlights (always helpful).

Also, over the weekend we received a veritable bonanza of tomato plants from Gardens. There are three flats of different varieties sitting outside my apartment now. Do you have any ideas of what to do with a bonanza of tomatoes? Let us know.