The tall grasses growing in the gardens are not weeds. It is rye grass which is there to protect the wildflower seedlings. It will die in July and will not grow again. Today’s Warren Expressed blog has a more detailed explanation that I hope you will read. We need as many people as possible to understand and explain it to others.
The Tribune had a front page article today on yesterday’s “Ride of Silence” promoting bicycle safety. Not only are gregg’s gardens named for a young man, Gregg Snyder, who was killed while riding a bicycle, but one of our first gardens was donated by the family of Garrett Wonders, whose parents organized the event yesterday.
If you don’t know anything about Garrett, take a moment to read about him in the “Gardens” section of this web site. He was a truly remarkable young man who was also the tragic victim of a bicycling accident.
Both of these young men — one an Eagle Scout the other a Navel officer — lived their most passionate times in the outdoors, and we hope to make outdoor Warren a place about which people can be passionate.
We are happy to announce that our seed providers, Ohio Prairie Nursery of Hiram, Ohio is now selling the special blend of wildflower and native grass seeds we use here in Warren to the general public. You can read the details of what plants are in the mix and the benefits of creating your own urban meadow by visiting the OPN web site.
We still need volunteers for Saturday May 11th. We need people to help canvass the proposed Garden District neighborhood for an hour or so early Saturday afternoon. We will canvass in pairs and pass out a brochure to as many houses as we can.
We could also use help selling tee-shirts in Dave Grohl Alley at the Rockin’ Burger Fest ’13 from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Of the two, the canvassing is the more important. I can sit and b.s. while selling the occasional tee-shirt for a good many hours, however I would like to have a beer or two and may need occasional “relief.”
If you can help out please send an email to Stephanie, at firstname.lastname@example.org telling her what you can do and when; please also leave your cell number.