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Movement – Guerrilla Gardeners in urban centres

Posted in Movements, Research by fedwards on June 1st, 2008

Please find below an abstract about the guerrilla gardeners of London below by Kate Kelland as listed on the Planet Ark World News, 1 May 2008.

“LONDON – They work under the cover of night, armed with seed bombs, chemical weapons and pitchforks. Their tactics are anarchistic, their attitude revolutionary. 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 top generals 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 Reynolds, a 30-year-old former advertising employee who wrote the book after his website guerrillagardening.org became a global focal point for would-be green-fingered activists.

“Land is a finite resource — and yet areas like this are not being used. That seems crazy to me,” Reynolds told Reuters.”

To read the full story visit http://features.us.reuters.com/cover/news/L2921871.html.

'Guerrilla Gardeners' by Grant Neufeld

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