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Water Street Commons, drenched in rain, begins to show signs of life

It’s the first real rain since we seeded our acre of Water Street a few weeks ago, and I’m incredibly happy. I’d intended to go out this evening, with my friend Jeff, to dig up some spotted knapweed and put a few more transplants in the ground, but, seeing as how it’s raining, I thought […]

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May Day in Ypsilanti… a beautiful success

I’m sunburnt and in much need of sleep, so this won’t be as exhaustive of a post as perhaps it should be. I did, however, want to say, before passing out, just how happy I am about the way things went today. What I saw unfold this afternoon on Water Street, I’m certain, will keep […]

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Billy Bragg addresses his Ypsilanti comrades

Well, it would seem that Billy Brag received our invitation to join us on Water Street this evening, as we gathered to celebrate May Day. I received the following email from him, just as the seed bombs started raining down on the site. A big thank you to everyone who went out of their way […]

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Wanted: Billy Bragg in Ypsilanti on May Day…. spread the word

As I mentioned yesterday, Billy Bragg is going to be in Ann Arbor tomorrow for a show at The Ark, and we’d love to steal him away for an hour or so, before he takes the stage, to join us in Ypsi for our May Day festivities at the Water Street Commons. With that in […]

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Making seed bombs with the awesome kids of Ypsi Middle School, and plotting to bring Billy Bragg to our May Day celebration

I skipped breakfast this morning and headed over with Jeff Clark to make seed bombs with 7th and 8th graders at Ypsi Middle School. It was an incredible experience. The kids were enthusiastic, inquisitive, and just all-around awesome. And, thanks to their hard work, we now have over 500 seed bombs prepared for Wednesday’s big […]

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