Cultivating Hope

One of the many delightful things about L. Is her love of tiny interventions into public spaces, a love I share.

Over the last two months we’ve been plotting together to do something over Easter weekend, something hopeful at a time when hope seems in short supply.

What sprang from this plotting were 200 Cultivate Hope cards, printed on my letterpress on paper impregnated with wildflower seeds (if you look carefully you’ll see a tiny flower ornament on the card, courtesy a recent casting by Swamp Press of flowers designed by Vance Gerry).

We printed the cards last week, me and a hearty band of press assistants, and today we made our way to Dead Man’s Pond in Victoria Park to hang the cards for all takers. We were lucky to find the day bright and sunny and warm with just the right amount of wind.

If you go to the park today, you will find a card waiting there for you. Plant it indoors in a pot, covered with ⅛ inch of soil, keep moist, and in 7 to 10 days, hope will spring forth.


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vbj on April 16, 2022 - 15:43 Permalink

I love everything about this.

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Andrea on April 16, 2022 - 19:31 Permalink

I love this project. And the printing is great. I have had things printed on similar seed paper that didn't look nearly as crisp and clean as this. What a wonderful idea, what a beautiful result.

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Michelle on April 17, 2022 - 06:02 Permalink

Spring, flowers and hope … what an inspirational thing to do for the community.

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Ray on April 17, 2022 - 06:11 Permalink

Such wonderful positive messaging. As somewhat who cannot travel to Victoria Park I look forward to seeing photos of what pushes up towards the Spring sun in the days to come.

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Kate on April 19, 2022 - 09:01 Permalink

I got one!! Thank you!!

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Susan Mayo on April 25, 2022 - 11:23 Permalink

What a beautiful idea! I'm sending this article on to my Garden Club that I belong to. Thank you for your kind heart!