Monday, December 8, 2008

Guerrilla Gardening

Have you ever wanted to conquer abandoned, neglected public spaces. Well there is a way. I came across this great activity being used all over the world. What you do is find a piece of green space (abandoned lot, road side ditch, any place that could use some sprucing up). Once you have your target acquired, it's time to act.

Round up the troops. Get a group of friends, family, the guy next door to help. You can also get strangers by listing your dig on the guerrilla gardening forum. I'm starting to rallying some troops for this spring. So you have your help.

Now you go to your local green house and pick up some beautiful perennials or annuals. Perennials are better because they'll come back the next year. The clearance rack is a good place to hit. Those plants are like the cute puppies at the shelter. They need a home too...

Alright, so you have your spot acquired, the troops, and your plants. This business should occur in the dark. You don't want the police stopping your dig do you. So you meet everyone at your "spot" and do some planting.

There you have it, you've made the world a little more of a beautiful place.

Here's the link to where it all started.

I've also included this video from the father of guerrilla gardening. It's a long video, but it gives you a insight into this form of gardening. Enjoy!


Amy Kingman said...

I love it! I'm in! Just set the time and the place! :D

Jen said...

sounds fun. wish we could help