Dec 14, 2009
Dec 9, 2009
This is a conspiracy!
We are conspiring to cover the city of Philadelphia in marigolds! Guerrilla gardening with intent to beautify!
There are little things you as an individual can do to improve your city and make it a more beautiful and pleasant place to be. We all have an impact. When we work together we have an even bigger impact. The Marigold Conspiracy is part movement, part art project and part a demonstration of that idea.
The way it works is this:
For a mere $15 (enough to cover expenses - this is not a money making venture folks!) you get a packet of marigold seeds and a t-shirt (from an edition of 100 hand printed shirts) as a token of your participation. We ask that you share an email address with us so that when the time to plant has come we can notify you and share with you some planting tips. You will then plant your seeds at various locations around the city - spots that you think could use some color. We encourage you to plant in public spaces - areas where others can enjoy the flowers as well. Marigolds are a relatively easy to grow, low maintenance annual. Although they will sometimes re-seed themselves they are non-invasive. They are also edible!
Although it is not required you can participate further by adding your planting locations to the google map. This way we can all find planting locations and visit them. We also encourage you, as the flowers grow and bloom, to post photos. We are big fans of documentation and would be most grateful if you feel like participating in this part of the process. Our goal is to have enough flowers blooming all over the city to make those not participating in our conspiracy think 'gee, where did all these marigolds come from'!
Because the seeds are on back order (organic seeds from Seeds of Change) the kits are not available yet. Once they are more information will be posted about how to obtain yours. This will likely occur in February.
PS. Get a sneak peak at Greensgrow this weekend and next at Christmas in Kensington - crafts, treats, hot chocolate and toasty fire in the greenhouse.... Just stop by the Northport Fishington Cookie Factory table!