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Old Posted Sep 22, 2008, 8:04 PM
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King William guerrilla gardening and ssp meet-up!

Fairhamilton and I have taken up the gauntlet and will be planting bulbs and whatever native plants I can scrounge up in the LIUNA 'parkette' this Saturday, Sept. 27. Please join us! We'll be meeting at Reardon's at 10am.

If you can, bring trowels, or one of those little bulb planter thingies if you have one, bigger shovels for mixing in soil, mulch, and we have water issues so if you could bring along coolers/thermoses filled with water, and watering cans, that would be great too.

That's all I can think of for now. If you have any questions, pm Fairhamilton or me, or post it here.

Hope to see you Sat!
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2008, 8:31 PM
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Yup, we've now got well over 100 spring bulbs (closer to 200) that need to go into the ground this Saturday. I'll make sure we have lots of water, but if anyone has some watering cans we'll need those.

That little 'parkette' will be full of colour next spring.
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2008, 8:38 PM
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I wonder if Bread and Roses or Reardons has a water hook-up they'd let us use?
Also, I was thinking that perhaps we could suggest to Bread and Roses that they hold their organic farmers market in this parkette and sidewalk while the weather is nice. They do a market in their cafe each Saturday from 10-3 or 9-4, something like that.
Perhaps they could use it for some outdoor art/music shows in conjunction with Pepperjack Cafe etc.....
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I'll try to make it out for an hour or two with a trowel, shovel and a cooler of water. Where did you get the bulbs?
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I'll try to make it out for an hour or two with a trowel, shovel and a cooler of water. Where did you get the bulbs?
Me - Home Depot
Highwater - Fortinos
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2008, 12:05 PM
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Just a reminder to everyone about our guerrilla gardening meet-up in the LIUNA parkette tomorrow, meeting at 10am in front of Reardon's. It shouldn't take more than a couple of hours, less depending on the number of people, so it shouldn't be a huge time committment. I'll be there rain or shine, most likely with a kid or two in tow, so don't be shy about bringing offspring. Anyone know what the weather's going to be like?

Looking forward to meeting you all!

(I love this kinda sh*t. Can you tell?)
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2008, 12:19 PM
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i really want to come and help out, but i've got a wedding to go to.

too bad, this seems like a great opportunity to put some faces to names and do something about that ridiculous parkette.

it's awesome that you guys are doing this! KUDOS
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2008, 12:26 PM
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You can always come by on your own time and do some watering.

I'd like to do some more in the spring so hopefully you can join us then.
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Oh well. Good for the plants, no? I'll still be there, minus the kids if it's pouring. Hope you're all feeling intrepid.

A demain!
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2008, 10:36 PM
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ahhh, I'd love to, but have a 9am meeting. keep me posted on future events!
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I like this idea.

Nothing like some flower power to stick it to them!

I can't make it tomorrow either but I will definitely check it out.
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2008, 10:54 PM
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See you at 10am tomorrow, rain or shine.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2008, 12:05 AM
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Welcome Blurr!

Sorry you can't make it tomorrow, but feel free to pop by with a watering can anytime!

RTH, we'll be there at least till noon, so you can always pop by after your meeting.

See ya.
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Success!!!

Highwater, Jon Dalton, my wife Deborah and I met this morning and planted around 200 bulbs, and a large grouping of perennials donated from Highwaters garden, on the property.

We had some people stop by and ask us what was going one, including Tyler from the BIA. Everyone who stopped was very positive in seeing things planted. Paul Reardon offered coffee and a free lunch!!

The soil was pretty rough, mostly clay and stone, so we'll have to see what grows. I can hardly wait until Spring 2009.

It was great meeting both Highwater and Jon Dalton.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2008, 5:26 PM
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awesome job everyone!! I just got home from my meeting (1:30) or would have come for sure.
Paul Reardon is a great guy. Glad everything went well.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2008, 5:32 PM
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Thanks, FH. I really enjoyed meeting you and Deborah and Jon. Community gardening is fun at the best of times, but doing it with people who think and care alot about their city - even better!

I talked to Paul and we can use their water. I'll slip by during the week and give the perennials some water. Hopefully they'll take. Even if they do though, it will be a couple of years before they really start to fill the space, so let's hope the bulbs take. Fingers crossed.

Next project, mural painting party!

Again, great meeting you all.
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Hopefully they'll take. Even if they do though, it will be a couple of years before they really start to fill the space, so let's hope the bulbs take. Fingers crossed.
Hopefully, they build a new building that fits the streetscape. Heck, they can use all the money they make from the Lister Block development to invest in the same neighbourhood.
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I'm sorry I missed this! Next time I'll make it out. I have 4 locust trees that will be ready to be planted next year.
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Good job guys, I'll take photos of the progress often.
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