Blogs and books (Mar. 7)

March 2, 2010

Just as teens are leaving the blogosphere for Twitter, I’m showing my age by becoming involved in another blog, over at St. Louis Kids Magazine. (Go check it out — and leave some comments, because it’ll be featured on Great Day St. Louis next week and I want it to look fabulous!)  I post there occasionally but edit daily, which is why this blog’s been getting short shrift lately. Plus we’ve been out and about to all the usual sports practices and school meetings and such. But we did find time for some springtime fun last week, planting seeds for the new community garden on Cherokee at Ohio. One of the garden’s sponsors, The Community Arts and Media Project, kindly allowed about a dozen of us to track potting soil all over the floor, and no one batted an eye when the bomb-making started off toward the back.

Seed bombs, that is — I’ve written about them before, the globs of dry clay and dirt and wildflower seeds with a little water to hold them all together. You make them, let them dry out a little, then toss them anywhere that needs a dose of color.  This time of year in St. Louis, it’s hard to remember a corner of the city that hasn’t always been gray and dreary!

Our guerilla gardening endeavor was such a hit with the boys that they’re all excited for the next event at CAMP. Poor M. would be disappointed to know that his choir concert will preclude the possibility of his attending CAMP’s bookmaking event on Sunday (Mar. 7) from 2 to 4 p.m.   So please, if you see him, don’t spill the beans. Ages 5 to 15 are welcome, and you can either bring a monetary donation or supplies of your own — anything that can be bound together. RSVPs are appreciated but not required, at lalarky@gmail.com or 314.773.1391.

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