This Sunday, May 1 is International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day where people all around the world will go out and plant some sunflower seeds in a public or private place that needs beautifying this summer. Look for places that have bare ground and maybe a drip system where you can plant the seeds next to a drip emitter so the seeds have a chance. Also try not to plant them where they may be cut down by a someone who might think they are weeds. Guerrilla gardening is done to beautify otherwise neglected areas. You may be brazen or secretive about your planting. Let’s make this an annual event!
For anyone interested, I will supply FREE sunflower seeds on this Sunday, May 1 for you plant. Come gather at Liquid Light Glass located at 926 Baca Street #3 here in Santa Fe, NM. Show up at 12:30 to get your seeds and everyone leaves at 1pm to go plant. Oh, and don’t forget your trowel!
Afterward if you want, add your experience and where you planted on the ‘Comments’ section of this post for all to read. Later this summer when they flower, take a picture and send it to me and I will print it in a post with others! Hope to see you Sunday! May the force be with you!
Here are some ideas of where to plant (feel free to add your own):
1. On medians that the city takes care of
2. In the parks
3. In empty dirt lots
4. On the Plaza (you’ll have to be sneaky)
5. On dirt streets or street corners
6. In church lots
7. At state building grounds
8. By the courthouses
9. At the museums
10. on school grounds
11. At restaurant grounds
12. At big box stores parking lots
13. You think of somewhere-be creative and let me know!