Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Doing: Rocking the D.C. State Fair!

Good morning, my adorable little kumquats! Were you sitting there at your desk, all sad and mopey on this overcast Tuesday morning, longing for a little non-caffeinated pick-me-up? Well have no fear, for I am here to deliver some jolly good news that will banish your mopey longingness: The D.C. Guerilla Gardeners will be manning a booth at this Saturday's D.C. State Fair! Woo! Happiness! Joy! Wild excitement!

Yes, kiddos, the DCGG will be at the Fair in all of our guerilla-y glory, making seed bombs and taking suggestions for 2012 projects. So get your green thumbs and your butt-colored butts to the Fair. While you're there, be sure to stop by our booth and say, "Howdy!" Also, bring me a hot pretzel or a large Diet Coke when you do. Afraid you won't be able to find us in the Fair-y fantastickness? No worries. You won't be able to miss us... We'll be the ones covered in dirt. And we'll likely have our African Gray parrot, Gandolf, with us. And our booth will be all blue camoflauge and chalkboard pennant-ness. And did I mention we'd be covered in dirt?

WHAT: The Illustrious D.C. State Fair
WHEN: Saturday, October 1st from 10am to 5pm
WHERE: Crafty Bastards at 2200 Champlain Street NW
WHY: Because I said so. And also because it will be fun.
MORE: For more information, visit the D.C. State Fair website.

See you there!

Doing: Pruning the Social Media Maze

Looking for something to jazz up your Tuesday night? Itching to blend your love of gardening with your love of Tweeting, but can't figure out how? Then I recommend attending Pruning the Social Media Maze for Gardeners and Garden Organizers being held this evening at the Walker Jones Education Campus Library. Kathy Jentz, editor and publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine, will tell you where gardeners are hanging out in the social media sphere and how best to reach them. The pros, cons, how's, and why's of Twitter, Facebook, blogging, e-newsletters, and, the newest to the party, Google+ will also be discussed.

WHAT: Pruning the Social Media Maze for Gardeners and Garden Organizers
WHO: Moderated by Kathy Jentz, editor/publisher of Washington Gardeners
WHERE: Walker Jones Education Campus Library at 1125 New Jersey
Avenue NW
WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th at 5:00pm
WHY: Because it's awesome.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Doing: Saving the WORLD!

Greetings, guerillas!

Today's post is brought to you by the letters S, T, W, and P, and an exclamation point. As in SAVE THE WORLD, PEOPLE!

Listen (or read) carefully, because I'm going to give you step by step instructions on how to preserve the planet. Here goes:

1. Read this article about the Landreth Seed Company, the oldest seed house in America and the fourth oldest corporation of any kind in the U.S.

2. Raise your fist in the air and silently curse our crappy economy and its effect on companies like Landreth Seed.

3. Ruminate on "heirloom seeds" and acknowledge that you really have no idea what they are. Read this to find out why you love heirloom seeds with all your squishy blood-filled heart, and why you want to eat them with all your saliva-laden taste buds.

3. Recognize a growing warmth in your bosom, telling you to take action to save Landreth. And to eat more endangered tomatoes.

4. Hunt and peck your way to www.landrethseeds.com and purchase a $5.00 seed catalog. Maybe purchase some seeds while you're at it.

5. Get on the horn and tell everyone you know about Landreth, the crappy economy, the coolness of heirloom seeds, the warmth in your bosom, and your soon-to-arrive wicked cool Landreth Seed Catalog.

6. Feel like a superhero, because you totally are.

And just like that, you've saved the world. Capital S. Capital T. Capital W. And an exclamation point.

All right, so maybe buying a seed catalog won't save the whole wide stinkin' world, but it will save a company. Saving Landreth will save heirloom seeds, and those heirloom seeds and their vegetable fabulousness could quite possibly, very maybily* SAVE THE WORLD. Only it will be a longterm-ish kind of save.

Fight genetically modified veggies! Fight the system! Fight the crapola economy! Buy a catalog and tell everyone you know to do the same.

CATALOG BUYING INCENTIVE: Anyone** who buys a Landreth Seed Catalog and brings their receipt to the D.C. Guerilla Gardeners' booth at the D.C. State Fair on October 1 will get a super-cool gift. Save the world. Get a present. It's a win-win.

*Maybily adv 1) A word I made up. 2) An adverbed*** version of a word that is already an adverb. 3) An incorrect way to say "perhaps; possibly."

** Limited to the first *mumble mumble* people who come to the booth with a receipt. (Number of gifts available as of yet undetermined. Depends on my level of laziness over the next week. [Level of laziness is directly proportionate to the number of gifts I can make. I'm just sayin'.])

***An adverbed adverb is a word that is already an adverb, but with an unnecessary -ly added at the end. It makes it more fun that way.