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Green Wagon Project: Media Goes Native

First two Wagons are on the street

Keep Media Green is excited to announce that our first two Green Wagons are now out in the community! The Green Wagon Project: Media Goes Native is one of our contributions to the growing movement around preserving, restoring, and expanding biodiversity through local land management practices, including in our own yards.

The Green Wagon Project was inspired by the Little Free Library phenomenon, except with native plants and trees! The Wagons contain written resources about the value of native plant gardening & landscaping for wildlife habitat and ecosystem health -- as well as actual native plants and tree seedlings to share for free. We are also curating resources for engaging children in fun nature activities.

So far, we have prepared two Wagons, which are currently being hosted by two leaders of the Green Wagon Project, Julie Smith and Tu Packard. They both happen to live on N. Olive Street in Media Borough. The Wagons are on the edge of their properties next to the public sidewalk.

The Wagons are designed to engage pedestrian passersby, especially folks who might not yet know much about native plant gardening. We also also hope to reach folks who might face financial barriers to native plant gardening and could benefit from access to a few free plants.

We invite you to keep an eye out for our Green Wagons as you walk on N. Olive Street. Our intention is to continue retrofitting second-hand wagons and to prepare several more this gardening season. We will keep you posted as the project progresses and let you know of new locations, which may rotate.

We’re learning as we go about honing the operation and maintenance of the Wagons, their contents, and the communication about the Project and the plant give-aways.

If you use Facebook, we invite you to join our Green Wagon Group, which is different from our Keep Media Green page. The FB group facilitates information sharing about native plant gardening & landscaping, biodiversity issues, and the Green Wagon Project itself.

Also, we welcome donations of native plants, tree seedlings, and/or money to support the project. Click here for more information.

Finally, we are recruiting future hosts for Green Wagons who live in Media Borough, especially on streets where there is a lot of foot traffic. If you would like to learn more and get on a waiting list to host a Wagon, please let us know by replying to this email.

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