South Orange 'Flowerbombing' Brightens the Village
Monday, October 21, 2013 • 4:03pm
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – More than 75 people joined forces in South Orange’s village center to plant orange tulip bulbs in what is being called a “flowerbombing.” Volunteers from all over the community, including a large contingency from Seton Hall University, came together with organizers from the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA), Village President Alex Torpey and members of the Board of Trustees to plant the bulbs.
“I’m really thrilled with how many people came out,” said Ben Salmon, owner of Kitchen a la Mode, who originated the idea and presented it to his colleagues on the SOVCA board. “We’re not even going to see the results until spring, so these people just came out with some faith and are digging in the dirt even though they won’t see the product of their efforts for several months.”
Come springtime, all involved look forward to seeing the 2,000 orange tulips in bloom, bringing a welcome explosion of color after the long winter ahead.