Get Your Garden On

Despite the rather unruly weather we've seen over the past couple days, Spring is well underway. The mounds of snow are starting to melt (well, most of them, anyway), and if you look hard enough, the first bits of green are starting to make an appearance.

Just in time, since the Guerilla Gardeners are having their first meet-up of the season tomorrow, to kick off their annual campaign of city-wide beautification. Their mission, "Without permit or license, we plant seeds and seedlings in all those neglected corners of public space."

The Gardeners have operated for a few years now under the umbrella of the Toronto Public Spacing Committee, and have rejuvenated planters and public garden areas that the city had long since forgotten.

The group heads up several kinds of planting sessions - the guerilla planting sessions where they converge on a needy area and give it some love, as well as 'seed bombings' where pre-packaged balls of fertilizer, soil, and seeds are tossed into a number of different neglected spots around the city.

Native species are always prefered for plantings and the Gardeners give a good run-down on the type of species native to Toronto on their site.

If you want to get involved, the Guerilla Gardeners meet tomorrow for their annual planning session.

Guerilla Gardeners 2008 Kickoff Meeting
Thursday, April 3, 2008
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina)

For more details, check out the Facebook event page.

Photo by blogTO Flickr Pool'er End User

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