|Drop 9: Being looked after by two nice real estate gentlemen...|
I can't wait to try this with my seven year old, what a buzz. I have images of us riding our bikes with the baskets full of little newspaper-wrapped packages, sneakily delivering trans-plants all over our suburb.
I think the real challenge to this is leaving the plant somewhere busy enough that you know it will get collected but not getting caught in the process. I have come up with lots of ideas for transplant sites but finding the time to do it anonymously is the key.
Some of the places I thought of trans-planting could take place;
- Play-grounds and parks,
- Bus stops,
- Waiting rooms,
- Hospital lifts,
- Park benches,
- Farmer's markets,
- Neighbourhood doorstops,
- Shopping centres (very tricky),
- Dog walking trails,
- Beach paths,
- Memorial parks,
- Beside sinks in public loos...
Where else? Leave some ideas in the comments and we will compile a list. The key is trying to find locations where people will be more likely to take the plants home. I think children are naturally curious and optimistic about found items and a love of growing their own food from an early age would be such a bonus. Think of 'The Secret Garden' and all the wonder the children had in planting and nurturing their own garden. We (that's us and you reader) at SGG could be the 'seedling' that starts something similar, which is why I am keen to leave the trans-plants somewhere a pair of grubby little mits will find them.
I have 6 more seedlings in my garden getting ready to hatch and a whole bunch being babysat by Bruise away from the voracious appetites of my dogs. I am itching to get back out there! I keep thinking about the week I have planned ahead and places I am going that would be ideal drop zones.
|Trans-plant 9 ready to go...|
Trans-Plant 9: Timberlane Drive, Woodvale, Bus Stop
See you out there.