Gorilla Gardening: Louisville

lville72October 14, 2008


I am very interested in finding others in Louisville who would like to begin working on beautifying our neighborhoods within Louisville proper. Some of my goals include:

1) Removing as many exotic weed trees as possible, mulberry and tree of heaven (ailanthus) mainly.

2) Planting out a large number of sturdy native trees (oaks, for example), especially along streets whose trees have passed on.

3) Planting out self-sustaining flower/bulb beds in areas with frequent pedestrian traffic.

4) Utilizing city-owned vacant lots that are doing nothing but attracting illegal dumping--turning them into low-maintenance vegetable growing space.

5) Developing frequently-used bus stops so that there are seating areas for our elderly neighbors, as well as shade from trees or tall grasses.

This can be done, and I hope you'd like to take part!

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naturegirl_2007 5B SW Michigan(5B SW Michigan)

This sounds great. Your goals sound resonable and doable. Hope you find people in your area to join with you. I may try a few of your ideas around my area.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 1:11AM
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Hi lville72,

I wished I lived in Louisville, I would love to help. I am looking for something like that in New Orleans. Is the City Administration helping or hindering you? Are you installing root barriers along with the trees by streets and sidewalks?
I would like to have some advice on how to approach my City.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 11:42PM
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I would love to help! Email me (christanna.schuman@gmail.com) if you're still interested!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 3:13PM
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weedlady(Central OH 6)

Er...if I may make so bold as to correct your spelling... I believe you mean guerilla gardening!

Here is a link that might be useful: GUERILLA gardening tips

    Bookmark   August 16, 2009 at 12:29AM
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haha I liked the seed bombs!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 11:24PM
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