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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Guerrilla Gardening

Guerrilla Gardening? Is that the new Jane Goodall book? No, dear friends, not at all. Rather it is a movement started by Richard, a urban gardener in the olde country. Under cover of night, they go out and graffitti sites around central garden, but rather than the blighty remnants of spray paint and sharpie markers, the "tags" of these guerrilla gardeners look like this

and this:It is reclamation of public space on a micro-scale that is amazing, local and beautiful. They also offer links to guides on how to make a "seed bomb." Homeland Security, fear not, these Christmas ornaments and waterballoons are filled with seeds that can take root in inaccessible spaces. Check it out here.

Also listen to the NPR story of the day, here, that features the Guerrilla Gardeners.


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