Naturalized Area: Accidental Meadow

Naturalized Area

Installed across the road from the University of Windsor‘s Naturalized Area, our sign highlights one of the many wonderful accidental meadows, created by the ongoing city workers strike.

These naturalized areas allow for a moment in which one might be able to mistakenly believe that Windsor is a progressive city, a place where this type of naturalization is encouraged for its beauty, for its potential to attract wildlife, and for the stories our landscape is capable of telling.

With rumours circulating about a potential 30% of the newly naturalized areas across the city remaining in their naturalized states even after the strike is over, there is the potential for being able to believe that there is hope for Windsor.

Designed with the help of Steven and printed exceptionally fast at FastSigns, these signs will pop up over the coming days in other particularly wonderful locations most suitable for advocating the maintenance of their naturalized state.

8 Replies to “Naturalized Area: Accidental Meadow”

  1. i love this idea! that sign is cute and official looking too. and obviously that meadow is amazing.

    it’s nice that there are now places to go and lay in the tall grass and just feel nature (providing there’s no crazy striker booby traps inside).

    before all of this, the only overgrown areas i saw were abandon lots that were dotted with old furniture and tires. it’s so refreshing to see REAL meadows instead.

    people say that Windsor looks abandoned, but i think it looks rejuvenated (if you ignore all of the garbage, that is, lol).

  2. According to this article that Leesa tweeted about earlier today, Don Sadler is committing to 100-200 acres remaining naturalized even after the strike is over. I’m curious about what constitutes a “signature park,” because I really think that it could much more interesting to keep some more visible places in this naturalized state.

    I agree Sam, Windsor is starting to look rejuvenated.

    1. I don’t think any of them made it past the mowing. The one nearest to LeBel last the longest though. And we still have one left…

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