Sunflower Project US is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization as of June 2016
Sunflower Project – It’s your world take care of it! (773) 636-0672
An annual membership of $10 will provide you with enough seeds to plant a 30 foot linear space. as well a quarterly update as to the progress of the organization.
Plant Organic Mammoth Sunflower seeds
On September 27, 2019, Sunflower Project US held its first workshop. Our host was Roman and Maria Villareal at 93 Studio. This was our first annual workshop for making oil paints out of sunflowers.
The leadership all met and prepared the sunflowers, linseed oil, beeswax, and even water. Go to our Facebook page “sunflower project” to view all the photos.
At 14-16 feet tall these prehistoric-looking plants will provide food, attract bees (at a safe distance) in addition to healing the soil, providing oxygen exchange, as well as, beauty. Harvest the seeds to make food products, save the stems for household projects, crafts or building.
In the early Spring of 2013 we began planting sunflowers in front of our house and that Summer/Fall we began to see not only changes in our environment but also in our community. After several years of observing this we planted mammoth sunflower seeds and began to work on creating a not-for-profit organization which focuses on planting 1 seed near every available light post in our neighborhood, the state, the country and then the world.
Sunflowers have an amazing capacity to not only transform the health of a space in your community, but also add beauty. Beyond helping to restore our air and soil they bring great pleasure with their prehistoric size leaves, heads and stalks, phytoremediation as well as stimulation of the economy by creating repurposed products.
Our mission: to provide beauty and restoration throughout communities in the United States via education and planting of environmentally sound plants (Organic Mammoth Sunflowers) providing stimulation of the bee population as well as potential commerce and tranquility to neighborhoods.
Our vision: to see one mammoth sunflower plant next to each utility/lamp-post throughout the country,annually; additionally, any unused urban property as mammoth sunflower fields, which will provide stimulation of the bee population as well as potential commerce and tranquility to neighborhoods.
Look at ’em go, grow and clean our environment!
Why Plant Sunflower Seeds?
Good for the environment
Sunflowers are able to absorb lead and other dangerous heavy metals such as arsenic, zinc, chromium, copper, and manganese.
Easy to care for
Sunflowers are a great plant to watch and grow with children. They need very little care to grow, making them easy to manage for people of all abilities.
Adds to the neighborhood scenery
Sunflowers have an amazing capacity to not only transform the health of a space in your community, but also add beauty.
Boosts your spirits
Sunflowers have an excellent ability for making people smile, whether out in the yard or about the home, planting sunflowers are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.