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200 - Call for Plants! 🌱
🚨 Attention all you you Plant Moms® and Plant Dads™, green thumbs and hobby gardeners: next Thursday, April 13th is International Plant Appreciation Day and we want to feature your favourite plants in issue #201 of The Localist.
How to take part:
📷 Post a pic of your [insert plant name here] on Instagram and tell us what you love about it 😍. It doesn’t matter to us whether it’s a houseplant or growing out there in the wild—we just want to appreciate this living, breathing wonder of nature with you!
👉Tag @thelocalistyxu in your post by Wednesday April 12th…and we’ll take care of the rest!
To get the soil loosened up: here’s some local plants we’ve appreciated over the years!
Down to the Core 💐📷
Remember when local photographer Rima Sater, florist Tania Dupon-Martinez and community collaborator Savanah Sewell teamed up with Downtown London for a series of installations exploring life in the city through the juxtaposition of architectural photography and a whole lot of flowers? Check it out here, here, here, and here!
Garden Variety 🌼 🎧
Back in late 2019, Londoners Jacob Anstey and Sara Helm started turning data recorded from houseplants into stunning ambient soundscapes. Sadly, the project and its beloved “BYOP (Bring Your Own Plant)” listening parties went dormant shortly after the pandemic kicked into full gear 😢.
The “Metal Trees” 🌳
There was a time when artist Bill Hodgson’s “The Trees of the Carolinian Forest” were spread throughout the downtown—and we had Kevein Van Lierop’s handy DIY map to help us find, identify and appreciate all 39 of them! If you’re looking for them now…
Ritual’s 🦓 Plants
The coffee was great and their wifi-free days were refreshing, but it could be argued the real secret to Ritual Café’s success was these succulents!
PS: Our inaugural Neighbourhood Knockout Tournament continues this week with our Final Four neighbourhoods facing off live on our Instagram later today before tomorrow’s championship match!! If you haven’t been following along with the match-ups so far, you’re gonna want to tune in for these last two rounds! 🥊
📍CityMatch / 🌲 BLUE Forest Realty Inc.
Patrons: Sameer Vasta / Mike Donachie / Heenal Rajani / web.isod.es / Joan Sam / Black Coffee / Earmark / Rachel Berdan / Dan Hall / Paul Seale / London Bicycle Café / Alexis Dowell / Kelly Ziegner / Skylar Franke / Ellen Husk / Sidetrack: A Wortley Café / Arielle Kayabaga / Kevin May / Erin Naylor / Don Minato / Ethan Halko / Phronk / The McClenaghans / Alex Jaworiwsky / Pat Dryburgh Editors emeriti: Jon Clemens / Titus Ferguson / Steve MacDouell / Rebecca Minielly / Kevin Van Lierop / Kendra Perera Editor: James Kingsley