Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Guerrilla Garden. Ravenna.

What is Guerrilla gardening? 
"It is political gardening, a form of direct action, primarily practiced by environmentalists. It is related to land rights, land reform, and permaculture. Activists take over an abandoned piece of land, which they do not own, to grow crops or plants. Guerrilla gardeners believe in re-considering land ownership in order to reclaim land from perceived neglect or misuse and assign a new purpose to it. Some guerrilla gardeners carry out their actions at night, in relative secrecy, to sow and tend a new vegetable patch or flower garden. Others work more openly, seeking to engage with members of the local community. It has grown into a form of proactive activism or pro-activism."  Thanks Wikipedia.

Can I find other guerrilla gardeners in Seattle?
You sure can. Just check out these sites:

Where can I read more about guerrilla gardening?
" Guerrilla Gardening:  A Handbook for Gardening Without Boundaries." by Richard Reynolds. Richard organizes teams of "agents of mass beautification" who often undertake their plantings well after dark. While they plant, they also clean out debris and trash, leaving whole new landscapes in their wake. Most of their efforts focus in and around a neglected neighborhood in London called the Elephant and Castle District.

Well Done guerrillas--R

No comments: