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Se7en + 1 Help to Plant an Urban Park with GreenPop…

June 21st, 2015 · 8 Comments

Two weeks from now I won’t be sitting at my desk writing a blog post… I will have traveled across Southern Africa and will settling into a week of working in Zambia with Greenpop. Exciting times indeed. This past week our family joined the Greenpop team and helped to create an urban park, on what was a pile of rubble beside the highway at the start.

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If you would like to see a video of the work GreenPop does in Zambia, then… here you go:

Otherwise here is a link to photos of the park we helped to plant earlier this week. It was fabulous fun day and I have a feeling my gang is sold on this kind of project… good physical work in the great outdoors greening our world, one small urban park at a time.

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Creating A Park With GreenPop

Pick a spot…

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Gather some plants…

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Gather some people…

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Add in some torrential rain…

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And eager hands…

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A lot of digging…

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Crazy digging…

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And even more digging…

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And much more digging…

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And clearing of stones…

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And carefull unpacking…

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And you might need a succulent wall…

And mulching…

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Masses of mulch…

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And a bonfire helps…

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And good company…

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Before you know it… a park is planted.

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The Gallery

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 aunty muffin // Jun 21, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Well done, Hoods!

  • 2 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    What an exciting – and beneficial – project. Good job!

  • 3 Wendy Young // Jun 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Fantastic, well done!
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  • 4 se7en // Jun 23, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Thank you Aunty Muffin, we had the best time creating something green together!!!

  • 5 se7en // Jun 23, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Hay Christi, the guys at Greenpop are just amazing. Their work is so great… a huge positive attitude to making real and lasting change, one tree at a time. Wishing you all the best week!!!

  • 6 se7en // Jun 23, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Hay Christi, the guys at Greenpop are just amazing. Their work is so great… a huge positive attitude to making real and lasting change, one tree at a time. Wishing you all the best week!!!

  • 7 se7en // Jun 23, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Thanks Wendy, we had so much fun, a fabulous project for the whole family to get involved in. Hope you all have a great week… and stay warm!!!

  • 8 Se7en + 1 Ways to Get Involved in the GreenPop Treevolution... - se7en | se7en // Sep 12, 2015 at 1:09 am

    […] and spending a day turning an urban wasteland into a community project was the next step… Creating a Community Park. Toss in some Cape Stormy weather and it only adds to the fun!!! I have to say this is a great way […]

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