Thursday, August 17, 2006

Want to Do Something Good? Tulips on Troost

In a morally gray world, filled with nuance and unintended consequences, it's great to find something that is undeniably good. The Tulips on Troost project, through which one of the grand old streets of Kansas City can bloom with bright flowers, is one of those simply good things. People can quibble about all kinds of things, but, in the end, the vision of hundreds of thousands of tulips in bloom on Troost Avenue is unquestionable bright and positive.

Want to help it happen? Want to be a part of something that will beautify a corner of the world? Want to help out a scrappy and rebounding part of the city?

This coming Monday, August 21st at 5:30PM, the Tulips on Troost project is conducting an orientation for *Tulip Volunteer Leaders* at the Rockhurst Community Center (5401 Troost Avenue). They will have information on how different groups can best participate in Tulips on Troost, as well as a report on the 40 volunteers from Rockhurst University who will be installing planter beds and planting mums on Sunday.

Should smoking be allowed in bars? Should Lieberman be entitled to a seat in the Senate? Did Bush dupe us into an unnecessary and unwise war? Are the terrorists coming to get us? We can talk about all that until our faces turn blue. But our words and emotions won't brighten the landscape the way that hundreds of thousands of tulips will.

I'll be at the meeting. If you're interested in helping, show up or email me. Maybe we can even organize a group of bloggers to do some planting.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

so if you just want to get your hands dirty for one day and not be "Tulip leader", when/where do you show up?

8/17/2006 10:34 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

I'll find out Monday and let you know!

8/17/2006 11:27 AM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

This sounds like a wonderful project. I may be able to help plant so keep me in mind for when the time comes.

8/18/2006 5:43 AM  
Blogger kcbabs said...

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8/18/2006 9:37 AM  
Blogger kcbabs said...

We need help this Sunday from 11-4 - come to 5516 Troost (Durwin Rice)
we have lots of ways to get your hands dirty. We will be planting bulbs every weekend in October - but there is quite a bit that needs to be done in preparation for that - call 361-6825 for more info.


8/18/2006 2:42 PM  

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