On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening Without Boundaries

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Bloomsbury, 2009 - Gardening - 204 pages
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The enemy: neglect, apathy, and the disintegration of community spirit. The arsenal: daring, a packet of seeds, and a passionate commitment to social change. When Richard Reynolds first embarked on guerrilla gardening, growing flowers by moonlight outside his apartment building, he had no idea it was part of a growing global movement committed to cultivating the potential in the land regardless of all obstacles. Charting the battles fought across 30 different countries and the revolutionary history of this subculture, from 17th century English radicals to 1970s New York City artists, this is an inspirational take on gardening in the 21st century. Perfect for seasoned gardeners and anyone curious to learn more about this unusual international phenomenon, this irresistible manual is both gleefully mischievous and genuinely political--discover the techniques of seed-bombers, the art of effective propoganda, how to love litter, what to grow in perilous circumstances, and how to change your community.

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Review: On Guerrilla Gardening: The Why, What, and How of Cultivating Neglected Public Space

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INSPIRATIONAL! always carry seeds with you. grow the world. it's natural! lovely photos in this book. thanks to my sister&brother-in-law for the gift of the book Read full review

Review: On Guerrilla Gardening: The Why, What, and How of Cultivating Neglected Public Space

User Review  - Goodreads

INSPIRATIONAL! always carry seeds with you. grow the world. it's natural! lovely photos in this book. thanks to my sister&brother-in-law for the gift of the book Read full review

About the author (2009)

Richard Reynolds' first illegal cultivation was at college, where he planted windowsills with boxes of Busy Lizzies. He became a guerrilla gardener in earnest in 2004 when he moved into a council block with dilapidated communal flowerbeds in London's Elephant & Castle.

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