Dig #4: After PICS! Our garden installation!

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Dig #4: After PICS! Our garden installation!
« on: December 10, 2007, 05:17:25 AM »

 Well it was a small troupe, but we really made something beautiful! We took this very neglected square planter and gave it some new life. We planted neon pink impatiens and two different kinds of mondo grass using some cow manure and mulch for good measure. The whole dig took only 57 minutes! We planted in the impatiens in a circle around the tall and short mondo grass, its quite pleasing to look at  :D

We posted a bunch of information up and down the block (taping it to street signs and light posts) about Guerrilla Gardening and the materials we used (for a real 'art' feel)  :D ;) :D  Here's what it read:

Tree-0-5?s Guerrilla Garden Installation #4
The Tree-0-5 is the Miami Chapter of Guerrilla Gardeners

Guerrilla gardening is political gardening, a form of nonviolent direct action, primarily practiced by environmentalists. It is related to land rights, land reform, and permaculture. Activists take over an abandoned piece of land which they do not own to grow crops or plants. Guerrilla gardeners believe in re-considering land ownership in order to reclaim land from perceived neglect or misuse and assign a new purpose to it.

Some guerrilla gardeners carry out their actions at night, in relative secrecy, to sow and tend a new vegetable patch or flower garden. Others work more openly, seeking to engage with members of the local community, as illustrated in the examples that follow. It has grown into a form of proactive activism or pro-activism.

Tree-0-5 Garden Installation #4
Mixed Organic Materials: Compost, Soil, Plants,
Moss Starter, Flowers on city sidewalk
$ Priceless

 This week in Miami played host to Art Basel and many other spin-off art shows. These shows are mostly indoors (or in enclosed tents). We wanted to bring something alive and beautiful right on street level! No offense to the art that was here but we believe our garden is the most useful installation of the whole week. It will bring ongoing beauty to the area (which is much needed in Wynwood), long after the galleries and art have packed up and left.

 During the dig an older man had passed by and really loved the project. He said his wife owns a gallery and that he would tell her about it and try to water when he was around.  We also were in need of a refill of water, so we asked a gallery on the block to use their sink and they were happy to let us.  Let's hope it rubs off on a few more people!

 Every second Saturday of the month is an 'art walk' where thousands of people come out to enjoy the galleries. We were thinking of bringing out some lawn chairs and coffee and creating a scene around our garden!  ;D

« Last Edit: December 11, 2007, 07:17:12 PM by RagTrade »
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Re: Dig #4: After PICS! Our garden installation!
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 09:07:54 PM »
glad you guys are still using the stencil!

green will only die, if you let it.