Donation Box.. throw in a buck or two if you choose.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Back by popular demand

I am receiving phone calls and emails from people wanting to know if Bomb the Blight will be back this winter.  Well, I need suggestions for locations.  At the moment, I am thinking instead of doing every weekend, pick one big site before Christmas and two more afterwards.  Hopefully no family emergencies or horrific weather will get in the way..

So, I am taking suggestions.  Let's Hear Them!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Updates and some decisions.

So, I have decided it is time to get back to work.  Pepsi Refresh is ongoing, but not going well.  I am going to finish the last three events planned, and move to a more sporadic schedule.  I have been putting my own money into this, as well as soliciting donations, which are greatly appreciated.  As things are right now, funding is limited and time is tight.  I still have my demands at the University to contend with as well as ongoing family stuff.

This has been a great project, and based off of some of the things I have found online indicate it has sparked others to do similar work. 

Just to be clear, this is not the end of the project. Not by any stretch.  To be honest.. I want to work on something else and use this to fill the gaps. 

Several people have written (some on paper.. believe it or not)  asking what is next...

To that end, I leave you for now with two words.. Mobile Trees.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


As ready as I am to get back to work.. looks like there will be snow.  Even if we get it tomorrow, the temps look like it might still be here on Saturday. So, lets try for the 29th.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bombings Postponed

Those of you who follow the blog and Facebook know by now that my mother passed away Monday Morning.  I am having to deal with some very complicated issues in Arkansas and have pretty much been driving back to Memphis to eat dinner and sleep.  I am going to have to postpone the bombings until the 22nd of January to deal with things back home.  I really hate to do this. 

On a completely different tack, voting is open for the Pepsi Refresh Grant, this will allow the project to continue for many months to come, and cover so much more land. If you haven't voted today, please do so.  You can actually vote twice per day, once on the website and once via text message. Follow the link in the upper right corner of the page for all of the instructions.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pepsi Refresh is GO!

At 5am tomorrow morning (1/3/11), voting starts for the Pepsi Refresh Grant.  We are going for 5,000.00 enough to complete the 10,000,000 seed goal and then some! 

Vote here.

Vote via text message instructions will go up in the morning.

Friday, December 3, 2010

American Meadows Delivers...

I returned home from the studio and errands today and found these in a box waiting on me!  4 POUNDS of seeds!  2 lb of the Proven Blend for the Southeast which is luckily composed of TN Natives and 2 lb of their Dry mix which has all southeastern US Natives but most (estimated 90%)  of them are TN Natives.

The really awesome part is they are packaged in reusable light canvas bags!  I opened one because I was curious and there is not a plastic bag or liner inside, just seeds.  The whole package is reusable or recyclable!  These folks are just getting more awesome by the minute.

Anyone who wants to grow a garden this spring should check out their website. They have seeds for flowers, herbs, and veggies along with bulbs and starter plants, and their prices are quite good as well.  Plus, they are just super nice folks who care about the project, even from many states away!

Link:  American Meadows

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I have received some feedback and will listen to the supporters.  With the materials not getting here yet and the forecast for this Saturday and the long range for next Saturday.. I agree that we should postpone the next activities until after the holidays.  This is designed to be a community project and the "community" wants to spend their holidays with their families, which is completely understandable as I would like to spend the holidays with mine.  So...

Next event will be January 8 at the field beside of P&H.  12 Noon.   As I have said in previous posts, we can continue to move on this the year through, your support is the deciding factor.

Pepsi Refresh and some changes.

So, the Pepsi Refresh Application will be reviewed in December, hopefully posted in January, and if we win the grant will come in February or March.  So, there is that.

Kickstarter still has 14 days left on the clock.  We are asking for 2750.00, 2500.00 of which will actually come to the project and 250.00 will go to pay the fees for Kickstarter and the processing. 

It is Wednesday and I still have not received any materials.  I am thinking we will postpone the December 4th event to a later date.  Which brings me to my next point.

Some of the supporters of the project have emailed me saying there is simply too much going on in the last three weeks of December and have proposed moving all the projects to after January 1.  I would welcome the break, but I am also serving the citizens of this city and my time and rest is of little concern.  So, would anyone object to moving the next event to the weekend after the first and doing one each weekend until either we reach the 10,000,000 wildflower goal or we run out of money.. whichever comes first.

I want to hear from you.

Monday, November 29, 2010

This Saturday

I have the materials ordered, but am not sure how shipping is going to be affected by the Thanksgiving holiday and such.  I am hoping everything gets here by Wednesday or so, that way I can have all the bombs completed in time for Saturday.  If I do not have everything here by Thursday, we will have to shuffle some events and it might push us to after Christmas.

I will keep everyone posted.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

American Meadows

American Meadows just emailed me to say they are sending 4 lbs of Wildflower Seeds for the project!  If you want seeds, bulbs, or live plants for your garden, give them a call!