May 1st, International Sunflower Guerrilla Day

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Re: May 1st, International Sunflower Guerrilla Day
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2020, 06:07:14 PM »
You're right it should take place again in 2020.
The spirit, initiated by the founders of the event in Brussels is to make a plan for your local area, whether local or individual, and share what you're up to by whatever means you like. This is what I described the event as when I last posted an event in 2017... having done my own solo thing the last two years rather than lead a wider encouragement. But will do something for 2020.

GuerrillaGardening.org invites to an annual event of optimistic seed sowing.

People around the northern hemisphere (and sometimes a bit beyond) have been sowing sunflower seeds on or around the 1 May for 11 years now. Let's get out beyond our gardens and plant sunflower seeds in the hope that they will bring beauty and health to our neighbourhoods. 5 mins of sowing, or 5 hours, it's up to you.

Sowing sunflowers is simple. In open ground, ideally not too compacted (loosen with a small hand tool first), plant a single seed about 2cm deep and cover with soil. Water if necessary, but in northern European climates usually the planting is all that's necessary. Suitable locations include the tree pit around a not too shady street tree, an infrequently tended municipal flower bed, pavement verge or nature strip. They have all proved successful over the years.

Re: May 1st, International Sunflower Guerrilla Day
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2020, 08:17:10 PM »
This is quite an old post! I love finding old posts like these, as the information is always valuable when it comes to trees and gardening.  I am in the tree care business myself. Thanks

Steve from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Re: May 1st, International Sunflower Guerrilla Day
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2020, 05:45:15 AM »
Count me in for an event like this!!  My Landscaping business could really use a shot in the arm with ideas.  Inspiration is the mother of innovation!

Mark Peters
« Last Edit: March 07, 2020, 09:36:20 PM by Niloufer »

Re: May 1st, International Sunflower Guerrilla Day
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2020, 04:37:41 AM »
Here is some further info about my landscaping business: 

It's interesting how much information is on this Guerilla Gardening, even info on where to buy certain landscaping items!  I love it.  Thank you guys :bowing:

Mark Peters
« Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 02:01:24 PM by Niloufer »

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Re: May 1st, International Sunflower Guerrilla Day
« Reply #54 on: March 21, 2020, 11:50:33 AM »
I'd definitely loveeee to attend!

I hope you guys send me some heads up so I can follow up.

btw, love this thread and people on this forum, so much passion here - Keep it up!!!
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Re: May 1st, International Sunflower Guerrilla Day
« Reply #55 on: June 10, 2020, 04:33:00 PM »
This is awesome! I love reading all the comments as well! Such great information!

-Shelby
« Last Edit: June 11, 2020, 10:21:02 AM by Niloufer »

Re: May 1st, International Sunflower Guerrilla Day
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2020, 09:08:53 AM »
I didn't know about this day, lol!

Re: May 1st, International Sunflower Guerrilla Day
« Reply #57 on: July 19, 2020, 08:33:10 PM »
Such a handy post since I do gardenlighting
« Last Edit: July 22, 2020, 08:23:39 PM by Niloufer »