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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

urban gardening in the 'burg

A friend just forwarded this to me, and I just had to share with you all....will try to sneak outta the trees and see you there!! Wildflower seed balls! Awesome! Happy Spring!!!!

I'm now
heading up North Brooklyn's NAG (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth)
Open Space Committee. We're working on a guerrilla gardening
initiative this spring to get the Williamsburg/Greenpoint community
active in maintaining and improving our open spaces. Our first
workshop is this Saturday, March 21st, to be followed by several more!
The invite is listed below..

Also if you have any open space/gardening/sustainability projects
you'd like us to host or rally volunteers for, I would LOVE to hear
about them.
Spread your seed, everybody!
Emily Gallagher

NAG Open Space Group
Saturday, March 21, 2009
3:00pm - 6:00pm
NAG Office
101 Kent Street at North 8th


On Saturday NAG Open Space working group will hold a workshop to
create seed balls, a land reclamation strategy for derelict, neglected
and abandoned land. The strategy of combining Terra cotta clay and
hardy annual seeds into dried pellets has been used by groups for
hundreds of years, including the famous London guerrilla gardening
groups lead by Richard Reynolds, as well as natural farmer Masanobu
Fukuoka, and originated as a Native American farming strategy.

NAG (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth) will be constructing the seed
balls (containing wildflower seeds) on Saturday, March 21st, and
distributing them on Saturday, March 28th to be cast into abandoned
lots and neglected patches of land all over North Brooklyn at the
participants discretion.

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