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Gorilla Gardening: Louisville

Posted by lville72 6b (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 14, 08 at 8:49


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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RE: Gorilla Gardening: Louisville

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.

RE: Gorilla Gardening: Louisville

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.

RE: Gorilla Gardening: Louisville

I would love to help! Email me ( if you're still interested!

RE: Gorilla Gardening: Louisville

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

RE: Gorilla Gardening: Louisville

haha I liked the seed bombs!

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