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1000 Sunflower Project

The Black Rock Riverside Garden Group has launched a colorful initiative that will see numerous sunflower plantings in the district. The goal is to get 1000+ sunflowers planted, creating a sensational statement in the neighborhood. Now, this is one of those low cost efforts that will yield great rewards.

I’ve often thought that these types of projects would be cool to see throughout the city, using flags, wind chimes, or flowers. This will create a beautiful, colorful and cohesive look that will draw people’s attention to the neighborhood’s houses and gardens.

Black Rock Riverside Alliance (BRRAlliance) is now in possession of the sunflower seeds, and has created a website that informs the community how to take action. Meetings and get-togethers are now underway, to disperse the seeds, while instructing people how to properly grow the tall flowering plants. The group is also working with the Riverside Tour of Gardens, neighborhood gardens, churches and other organizations.

The end result will be a heck of a lot of sunflowers, and then a lot of sunflower seed recipes trading hands at the end of the summer!

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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