Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Guerilla Gardeners

“Guerrilla gardening is gardening on land that the gardeners do not have legal right to use, often an abandoned site or area not cared for by anyone. It encompasses a very diverse range of people and motivations, from the enthusiastic gardener who spills over their legal boundaries to the highly political gardener who seeks to provoke change through direct action.

 “Some guerrilla gardeners carry out their actions at night, in relative secrecy, to sow and tend a new vegetable patch or flower garden in an effort to make the area of use and/or more attractive. Some garden at more visible hours to be seen by their community. It has grown into a form of activism.” (

But not all guerilla gardeners have noble intentions.

Guerilla Gardening

Rebel sunflowers
sown by forgetful squirrels
interrupt our yard.

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