2007-11-04

The Daffodil Project Plantings on Cortelyou Road

Parallel Pit Planting
Parallel Pit Planting

We had a great turnout this weekend for planting Daffodils along Cortelyou Road. I couldn't make it yesterday; I heard we had 7 or 8 people. Today we had 13, half of them children.

Yesterday all the new tree pits between Argyle and Rugby Roads were planted. Today we planted nine more: 8 between Marlborough and Rugby, plus the one tree pit between Marlborough and the train station, which has an Oak tree. With 13 people we finished up in a little over two hours.

This is my neighbor, Stacey, one of those who ordered and picked up the bulbs from the Daffodil Project and got this whole thing going.
Stacey

Liena and Hugo

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Group Shot

Thanks to everyone who turned out this weekend, including (in alphabetical order):
  • Ben
  • Cecile
  • Chaakam
  • Emma
  • Faith
  • Hugo
  • Jan
  • Jonathan
  • Kaya
  • Liena
  • Natasha
  • Stacey
  • Tracey
  • Zariya

(If I've omitted or misspelled your name, please let me know!)

I'm bad with names, and faces, well, people, basically, but I'm pretty sure I'd never met any of the folks I worked with today. I've spoken with some on the phone, or corresponded by email. With most I'd had no previous contact. This is the remarkable community aspect of these kinds of activities. I hope we can do more of them.

Weather permitting, we'll do it again next Saturday, November 10. We'll meet at 10am in front of the library at Argyle and Cortelyou. We'll plant the block from Argyle to Westminster, at least.

The following Sunday, November 11, if we still have bulbs to plant, we'll schedule it later in the day. There will be another gardening-related community event that morning. I'll post the details as they're confirmed.

Links

The Daffodil Project
My Flickr photo set from today

3 comments:

Natasha said...

Thanks, for letting us participate, my children were really excited, and it was a great opportunity to get out and meet others! natasha

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

"Letting" you!? We were grateful to have you join us.

It was a pleasure, and your "team" was terrific help. We could not have accomplished so much so quickly without them. Please tell them so, and give them all our thanks.

Ewa said...

this conversation is soo sweet..