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Monday, March 24, 2008

Gardening for Good

posted by on March 24 at 13:32 PM

Anna Ullrich, an eco-conscious artist and web developer who brings her own plate to lunch at the Microsoft cafeteria, bought the “Stranger Distro Team Fixes Up Your Park” item at Strangercrombie 2007. She sicced the distribution crew on St. Mark’s Greenbelt, where they pulled out invasive holly, blackberry, and ivy on a sunny Saturday. (The $355 Anna paid went straight to job-training program FareStart.)

If this looks like fun, check out the list of ongoing green-space restoration projects at

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I prefer gardening for evil. Giant Venus flytraps and the like.

Posted by bma | March 24, 2008 1:57 PM

Superb! What a great way to brighten up public space, and help out FareStart. I'll not grumble about piles of free newspapers for a while.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | March 24, 2008 1:58 PM


Posted by Will in Seattle | March 24, 2008 2:06 PM

The Stranger distribution team was an unstoppable machine in that greenbelt...tearing down laurel and holly trees, and rolling up the ivy that was carpeting the ground. Great job!

Posted by Anna Ullrich | March 24, 2008 3:11 PM

Ivy is the most profound force for evil in the universe.

Posted by Fnarf | March 24, 2008 3:12 PM

I hope that's an ironic distObution reference.

Posted by Nay | March 24, 2008 4:09 PM

Anna rocks!

Posted by anna_fan | March 24, 2008 10:23 PM

And my employer, Microsoft, matched the amount I donated to FareStart, so FareStart actually received $710 in total. Excellent!


Posted by Anna Ullrich | March 25, 2008 4:04 PM

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