I first read about this a while ago but for some reason I did not think to write a post about it until now, even though I think it is well worthy of attention. The Pansy Project is the work of British artist Paul Harfleet and is meant to draw attention to the all-too-common evil that is homophobia. Harfleet plants pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) at sites where homophobic incidents, such as name calling or violent attacks, have occurred. He then photographs the pansy and records the location and the incident alongside the image. To see a gallery of these works and to learn more about the project, you can visit The Pansy Project Website as well as The Pansy Project Blog. It really is an admirable idea, and a garden designed as part of the project even won a gold medal at the 2010 Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Palace Flower Show!