|This page contains links to websites that in some way are related to guerrilla gardening. Included are online homes for guerrilla gardens, support groups and activists and a few rather spurious pages that might appeal anyway. E-mail me if you have a suggestion to add or just post a note about what you are up to in the Community forum.|
|In 1977, when a group of 48th Street New
Yorkers noticed tomato plants growing out of the debris from the empty
lot that had laid vacant and abandoned for over 28 years, the idea
of a real garden began to germinate. With additional encouragement
from city sanitation workers, in 1978 the Clinton Community
Garden was born.|
Clinton Community Garden
|The term guerrilla gardening was coined by the Green
Guerillas* over thirty years ago. These days they have
grown into an organised movement
encourage the participation of
the public in cultivating their city in less undercover ways. (*Yes,
they choose to spell Guerrilla with one R).|
France's dynamic new guerrilla gardening group
Southern California Guerrilla Gardening
Guerrilla gardeners in Belgium
Busy guerrilla gardening group since 2008
|Scotland's leading guerrilla gardening group|
Glasgow Guerrilla Gardening
|Guerrilla gardening in Italy, including reports of public beautification projects in Milan, Turin and Rome.|
Guerrilla Gardening Italy
|Julia's tri-lingual guerrilla gardening website in German, English and
|Guerrilla gardening in The Netherlands.|
Public Space are the leading guerrilla gardening group in Canada. Based in Toronto guerrilla gardening is "graffiti
with nature". As well as gardening they optimistically
plant signs encouraging passers by to keep the ground watered.
Fallen Fruit not only make the most of the
urban landscape by planting it with productive fruit trees,
but they also harvest fruit that grows in public space... guerilla
Guerrilla gardening in Edmonton Canada.
You have heard of Seed Bombs. Well here's a Seed
Gun. Swords Into Plowshares have made these from red
clay powder, compost and a mixture of seeds.
|In 1906 Lewis H. Berens wrote a detailed account of the first
recorded act of guerrilla gardening, that of Gerrard Winstanley
and The Diggers on 1 April 1649. You can read this huge
book online at The Project Gutenberg..|
The Digger Movement in the Days of the Commonwealth
|Making use of waste space in Dublin, this group are
using it to grow vegetables. Their vision is of a social space
for engaging the local community and part of an unbroken greenway
through the urban fabric of Dublin City.|
Dolphins Barn Gaarden and Community Gardens
|Sean (2350) is a blind guerrilla gardener. He has
been digging up paving stones and planting his street
for years. His displays are so impressive people take diversions
to walk down his "24 Hour Drive Through Garden".|
Watch a video of Sean
|Making a big gesture about reclaiming car parking space for relaxation
and gardens are the widely publicised REBAR. It looks great, but
this is more about kidnapping public space rather than caring for
the orphaned land most guerrilla gardeners care about.|
Lots of great advice on how to make the most of seeds - harvesting, storing, swapping, growing. A really great resource for any gardener, particularly the shrifty guerrilla.
A community of seed swappers in Brighton and Hove. Seeds exchanged
from local plants are more likely to be naturally adapted to local
conditions and it also maintains a diversity that the big seed companies
do not accomodate.
Heather treasures all plants that have fallen
upon hard times by finding them a new home. That does not just
include Wayward Plants like seedlings but even
weeds uprooted from
Throughout history those caught up in conflict have turned
to gardening. This report from
In Santa Barbara California guerrilla gardening is taking root, notably with this blog of reflections on squatting, struggles over housing and place, life in the global "slums," land occupations, guerilla gardening, hobo and traveler culture, and anarchism.... among other things..
A lot of people have asked me about the origins of Guerrilla
Gardening. My research has led me to the Big Apple, where it seems
the term was first coined in the 1970s. You can read more about it
at the New York City Gardens website.
Guerrilla tree planting is happening, but of all the horticultural options for a guerrilla trees are a tricky one. If you need help planting trees in the UK do consider trying these people.
|Back in 2000 those mischevious anti-capitalists baked up a new angle
to excite the media. Rather than smash up multinational retailers
they talked of covering cities with plants. It didn't catch on because this rabble didn't have the patience
to nuture a plant. But the BBC picked up on it and tagged it as Guerrilla Gardening.
BBC News April 2000
Age Concern, a UK charity, helps put keen gardeners in touch with elderly garden owners, so that they can look after their garden. This is a link to the project in South London.
This lot gather a network of organisations and individuals who care about sustainable food with the aim of increasing the availability of sustainable food in London