Saturday, May 3, 2008

guerrilla gardening

our australian dad sent us this article about guerilla gardeners -  wonderfully subversive activism going on in several countries.  you can find out more here.   and here's a clip...

THEY work in the dead of night, armed with seed bombs, chemical weapons and pitchforks. Their aim: to beautify.

An army of self-styled Guerrilla Gardeners is growing across the world, fighting to transform urban wastelands into horticultural havens.

To document and encourage their victories, one of the movement's leaders has written a handbook. On Guerrilla Gardening, by Richard Reynolds, defines the activity as "the illicit cultivation" of someone else's land.

"Our main enemies are neglect and scarcity of land," said Mr Reynolds, 30, a former advertising employee who wrote the book after his website,, became a global focal point for activists.

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