It’s 6 a.m. in Kensington Market on a Sunday morning, Eric Cheung and Sean Martindale are busy planting flowers. At College and Augusta, on the two large posterboards on the west wall of Sam’s, they cut the outlines of large triangles deep into the thick layers of posters. Then they pull those triangles out, folding and curving them into a pocket that’s shaped like something between a cone and a pyramid, using a staple gun to firmly attach it to the wall. When all the triangles across both boards are cut and folded and curved and stapled, which won’t be for another few hours, Cheung and Martindale will fill each pocket with dirt and place a plant inside, spraying it with water, turning poster-covered utility poles and walls into makeshift plant-holders.
Anyone is welcome to use one of our patterns or to make their own variation, as long as it isn’t for a private profit–driven initiative.