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 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.

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