Every week, for 19 weeks we will be leaving 19 hearts around London in memory of Karen Berendique, to make people aware of what is happening in Venezuela. This everyday violence cannot be forgotten.

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Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of Heaven,
Blossom the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.

Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Part 11:  Venezuela. Handmade paper hearts with Forget-me-not seeds.

I made these hearts so they will hopefully grow into beautiful gardens to remember her everywhere.

I really hope they work. They are on their way there.

Place soil in a pot, right to the top. Gently pack the soil, so it’s slightly compressed, but not too hard-packed. Place the seed paper on top, and add another thin layer of soil on top of the paper.

Give your newly planted seed paper a good soak of water right off the bat. After that, just make sure it’s always moist. This may mean watering it a little bit every day or two, but just enough to maintain that level of moisture.

You should hopefully start seeing some Forget-Me-Not sprouts pop up within a few weeks!

In memory of Karen Berendique, a 19-year-old unlawfully killed in Venezuela.