Monday, March 26, 2007

Guerrilla Gardening: Year 2

Photo of Guerrilla Gardeners The Calgary Culture-Jammers are preparing for another adventerous season of guerrilla gardening.

We welcome people dedicated to organic gardening—particularly food crops—who are eager to join us in our efforts to transform the urban landscape.

Our planning meeting is this Thursday, March 29, 6:30-8:00PM, at the Arusha Centre (106, 223 - 12 Avenue SW).

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Affordable Housing Task Force

The provincial government's Affordable Housing Task Force will be in Calgary for two community meetings today:

1-3PM and 7-9PM
in Hall B of the MacEwan Student Centre at the University of Calgary

It's very important that as many of us as possible attend these sessions to advocate for serious positive action on the part of our government. They need to be told, over and over again, that housing must not be left solely in the hands of "the market" and that it is in fact a critical social infrastructure that we, as a society, must take collective responsibility for.

These sessions are "open mic" - speakers will be allowed 2 minutes each to speak.

Also, whether or not you attend the sessions, please send your feedback to the task force through their website or by email to: affordable.housing@gov.ab.ca

The deadline is today!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Handing out Citizen’s Statement of Offense tickets

Ticketing SUVs on CBC’s “The National” We went out around downtown Calgary this afternoon, ticketing SUVs (and limos) for their high inefficiency—with additional penalties for idling vehicles.

We used the tickets (“Citizen’s Statement of Offense”) that the Montréal arts collective ATSA gave us last month when they were presenting in Calgary.

Some folks from CBC television’s The National news program came along, with their reporter Mark Kelley joining us in ticketing vehicles.

They’re filming a documentary on Hummers to air on The National—probably in March.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Action: Ticketing Hummers & SUVs

We're heading out on Saturday to ticket some of the least efficient, most polluting, vehicles on the road.

Join us at noon on Saturday, February 17, at the Haymarket Café. From there we'll head out together to a shopping mall parking lot.

More details at the event listing:
upcoming.org/event/152144/

Friday, May 26, 2006

Organic Art Action- Sun. June 4th

June the 4th is our second annual organic art action!

Meet at Eau Claire Plaza at 1PM, and hope for good weather!

The idea is to create collaborative artwork in a public space by using all-natural found materials. The works will be completely non-damaging to the environment and temporary in nature.

A well-known artist working in this fashion is Andy Goldsworthy.

Photos from last year's event are here.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Guerrilla Gardening Action! Tuesday, May 30

We'll be gathering to engage in some guerrilla gardening.

Contact us for location.

Please wear clothes suitable for gardening - such as overalls and gloves.

Bring any garden tools you can, especially hand trowels (hand shovels) and hand forks/rakes.

Please bring some stones for the border decoration, too - if you can (between 1-5 inches in diameter).