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

On Guerrilla Gardening The Why What and How of Cultivating Neglected Public Space When Richard Reynolds began planting flowers secretly at night outside his tower block in South London he had no idea he was part of a growing global movement committed to combating the forces of negl

  • Title: On Guerrilla Gardening: The Why, What, and How of Cultivating Neglected Public Space
  • Author: Richard Reynolds
  • ISBN: 9781596914490
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Richard Reynolds began planting flowers secretly at night outside his tower block in South London he had no idea he was part of a growing global movement committed to combating the forces of neglect, land shortage and apathy towards public spaces But his blog GuerrillaGardening attracted other guerrillas from around the world to share their experiences of theWhen Richard Reynolds began planting flowers secretly at night outside his tower block in South London he had no idea he was part of a growing global movement committed to combating the forces of neglect, land shortage and apathy towards public spaces But his blog GuerrillaGardening attracted other guerrillas from around the world to share their experiences of the horticultural front line with him and become a focal point for guerrilla gardeners everywhere On Guerrilla Gardening is a lively colourful treatise about why people illicitly cultivate land and how to do it From discretely beautifying corners of Montreal to striving for green communal space in Berlin and sustainable food production in San Francisco, from small gestures of fun in Zurich to bold political statements in Brazil, cultivating land beyond your boundary is a battle many different people are fighting Unearthed along the way are the movement s notable historic advances by seventeenth century English radicals, a nineteenth century American entrepreneur and artists in 1970s New York Reynolds has researched the subject with guerrilla gardeners from thirty different countries and compiles their advice on what to grow, how to cope with adverse environmental conditions, how to seed bomb effectively and to use propaganda to win support.On Guerrilla Gardening gives entertaining inspiration, practical reference and no excuses for not getting out there and gardening.

    GUERRILLA GARDENING Giardinaggio libero d assalto Roma pronta ad ospitare il raduno nazionale di guerrilla gardening italiano Una fantastica tre giorni, dal al maggio, che vedr confluire nella capitale, gruppi di guerrilla gardening Guerrilla gardening Guerrilla gardening is een activiteit die erop is gericht om meer groen in stedelijke omgevingen te realiseren Dit wordt bereikt door met behulp van kortdurende acties tuintjes aan te leggen op plekken in steden met weinig of geen groen. Guerrilla gardening is niet commercieel en draait uitsluitend op vrijwilligers.In verschillende landen zijn er organisaties actief in guerrilla gardening. Guerrilla gardening, giardinaggio libero d assalto Guerrilla Gardening un gruppo aperto a tutti, un gruppo di appassionati del verde che ha deciso di interagire positivamente con lo spazio urbano attraverso piccoli atti On Guerrilla Gardening A Handbook for Gardening Without Calling up images of Mao Tse tung and Che Guevara, Reynolds advocates for the guerrilla gardening movement with a handbook exhibiting an inquisitive nature, social Guerrilla Gardening A Manualfesto David Tracey The term guerrilla may bring to mind a small band of armed soldiers, moving in the dead of night on a stealth mission In the case of guerrilla gardening, the soldiers are planters, the weapons are shovels, and the mission is to transform an abandoned lot into a thing of beauty. Ron Finley A guerrilla gardener in South Central LA TED Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs Why For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where the drive thrus are killing people than the drive bys. Guerrilla Public Service Redux % Invisible When the new sign went up, however, Caltrans had added the I North shield not only to it, but also to two additional signs up the road There is another guerrilla public service project in New York City by group called the Efficient Passenger Project.The EPP has been hanging signs in subway stations informing people where they should board the train to make the most efficient transfers. Green Guerillas It s your city Dig it. Our History In the early s Green Guerillas began rallying people to use community gardening as a tool to reclaim urban land and bring people together to solve problems that plagued their neighborhoods. Gardening Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture.In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use Gardening is considered by many people to be a relaxing activity. Square foot gardening Square Foot Gardening is the practice of dividing the growing area into small square sections typically on a side, hence the name The aim is to assist the planning and creating of a small but intensively planted vegetable garden.It results in a simple and orderly gardening system, from which it

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    1. I really dug this book. I have been a guerrilla gardener off and on now for several years, mostly planting giant sunflowers. To clarify, a guerrilla gardener gardens on neglected public land without permission. Discovering this book was like finding the handbook, and network, I always wished I had. Richard Reynolds takes it farther than I had previously imagined, enlisting troops to go on large digs (roadside embankments, traffic circles, vacant lots, etc.) in an attempt to beautify the urban la [...]

    2. I read this when I was living with my first garden in London, and was totally smitten by the gardening bug. (This is easy to fall prey to, since the UK has a ferociously avid gardening culture that has no equivalent in the US. For example, the Chelsea garden show is covered on TV for three consecutive nights--in prime time!)So now, I find myself slammed down in Slummerville, MA and completely surrounded by pavement, and this book is giving me ideas. Total punk rock approach to what has tradition [...]

    3. Die praktischen Infos sind spannend und die über konkrete Projekte auch - aber die politischen Ansichten von Reynolds fand ich cringeworthy, in einem Kapitel wurden Zierblumen in Londoner Betontrögen tatsächlich verglichen mit Land, auf dem Menschen illegal Essen anbauen, um davon zu leben. Joa, vl mal den Begriff "guerilla" für Stadtverschönerung fallen lassen, statt so unnötige Verbindungen herzukonstruieren. An einer anderen Stelle freut er sich, dass ein Garten Sexarbeiter_innen und Le [...]

    4. INSPIRATIONAL!always carry seeds with youow the world. it's natural!lovely photos in this bookanks to my sister&brother-in-law for the gift of the book

    5. I love gardening, and I like thinking about things in an unconventional way. This books puts the two together. "Guerilla gardening" can be revolutionary, as in some movements outside of the US, or it can be a way to bless one's community anonymously, or somewhere along the wide spectrum in between. I didn't finish this book, but I enjoyed skimming through it. I believe any community activist would enjoy this, many gardeners would, and anyone just intrigued by the title/concept.Bonus points to my [...]

    6. This book took me a month to read because half-way through I actually started gardening--both at my home and on neglected public land. I don't think this needs any further review. Gardening is important. Making a statement that says that food and good health are more important than title or profit is essential for the future of this planet and all it's inhabitants.

    7. “On Guerrilla Gardening, A Handbook For Gardening Without Boundaries” is at it's core a gushing of enthusiasm for a very niche genre of greenthumbedness. Even the cover of my edition, full of blossoming flowers against a backdrop of drab gray buildings, suggests a sort of bursting emotion. (This book looks beautiful on a bookshelf or coffee table btw, I could almost recommend it because of that alone.)Contrary to what the title implies, this book is by no means a how-to for illicit gardening [...]

    8. A very basic introduction to guerrilla gardening. So basic, I'm not exactly sure what demographic would read and learn by it. Written largely from a British perspective, for British spaces (plant suggestions are somewhat limited for other climates). It has an oddly formal layout, a weird medium for this particular political message. I get that it's essentially a "handbook"--this is borne out much better in the latter half of the book than the beginning (the first half is history/politics; the se [...]

    9. Ever heard of guerrilla gardening? People all over the world are taking over unused land and planting gardens! It is such a fun idea, especially if the land is lying fallow. And now there is a manual for people who want to try it: On Guerrilla Gardening. The small book includes the history of the movement and pictures of people out there doing it.Did you know that Victory Gardens during World War II supplied 42 percent of all fresh food to the country? There seems to have been a recent resurgenc [...]

    10. Schon lange steht dieses Buch in meinem Bücherregal, aber bisher war einfach noch nicht der richtige Lesemoment gekommen. Nun bin ich durch und habe, ohne jegliche Gärntererfahrung (mein letzter Basilikumtopf lebt NOCH! aber das ist leider ein Einzelfall) das drigende Bedürfnis hinaus in die urbanen Landschaften meiner heimatlichen Kleinstadt zu ziehen und sämtliche vernachlässigten Flächen mit bunter Pflanzenvielfalt zu beglücken.Dieses Buch bietet eine wunderschöne, liebevoll und anekd [...]

    11. On Guerrilla Gardening is a delightful little book! The author mixes history, politics, environmentalism and practical gardening into an enjoyable weekend read.Guerrilla gardening can be a strong political statement about the waste of good land and the potential for abundance even when we’re faced with a “food crisis,” or it can just be something you do for fun. My only concern is the “waging battle” metaphor that sprouts throughout the book; I wish even as we guerrilla garden, that we [...]

    12. I found myself inspired while reading the book to get started with a few projects (that, so far, haven't panned out as well as I had hoped). But it's a learning process. It had some useful information and a good message and intention behind it. Unfortunately, the writing style was inelegant and Reynolds seemed to be really grasping for topics to flesh the book out, resulting in a lot of content of tenuous importance or even relevance. However it was short and sparse enough to keep it from being [...]

    13. This sounds like a really fantastic idea, although I probably ought to get my own garden under control before I start toying around in random places. I do, however, find myself picking out weedy, dead-looking spots that could use some sprucing up every time I'm out and about. This is a really comprehensive how-to guide and it's filled with stories and bits of dry humor, so it's not like reading an instruction manual at all.

    14. The guy who wrote this book is hilariously candid. I wonder if he took his notes from a blog and just made a book out of it. He has funny side notes, such as not making jokes about gorillas and guerillas. He also has a lot of helpful information about plants, about organizing yourself to become a guerilla gardener, and about re-envisioning space around us. There's an entire web site dedicated to stories of guerilla gardening.

    15. This is a pretty quick read, but it's got some great information about Guerrilla Gardening. The author is the founder of the website GuerrillaGardening and gives an overview of the history of guerrilla gardening, how-tos, etc. It's a pretty good read and has inspired me to think about places in the Boston area that I can beautify with plants.

    16. I enjoyed it a lot. It provides a new perspective to and appreciation for gardening by introducing it as an activity that's part of a community or culture rather than an independent project in your back yard (which is kick-ass too though). This book has definitely enriched my life by presenting me with a foreign pleasure I now enjoy.

    17. Really excited about this concept, especially in how it relates to other interventionist/subversive educational strategies (my own nascent terminology, I'm sure there is a better one out there) like culture jamming, graffiti and certain performative/conceptual art work. Really excited to read this and perhaps start some guerrilla gardening myself around the town!

    18. This was a lot of fun & surprisingly practical. Lots of great photos. There is plenty of advice about every aspect and complication of gardening without permission. Since I have already begun a bit of unauthorized planting it's cool to feel like part of something bigger. I especially liked the historical bits. (thanks for the gift Taylor)

    19. An odd little book.Guerrilla gardeners are people who garden, without permission, on property they do not own.Includes anecdotes from many cities, but Milwaukee is not one of them.It is not surprising to learn that some elected officials would rather have an ugly, neglected space than a space beautified by someone who is not under their thumb.

    20. I enjoyed this book. It was sort of a revolutionary's approach to gardening, about taking over public spaces, changing the world, and well, making things pretty. : ) I don't know that I'll become a guerrilla gardener, as I have a short enough attention span with the garden in my own back yard, but it was a fun read.

    21. great subject & a good collection of information, hints & anecdotes; but strangely not compelling, probably due to writing style; if you're already sympathetic/interested/possibly semi-guerrilla already, the frameworks of reasons for g/gardening & what one might garden are helpful

    22. This book was interesting. I enjoyed it. Not anything I would need to own. Pretty basic information on the how-to, but really informative on how to be a guerilla gardener politely and how to handle others.

    23. An interesting idea, hard for me to grasp as a rural-living person, but I could see how city-dwellers would be into reclaiming un-gardened space and making it their own. A bit too heavy handed on do this not that, call it this, not that.

    24. this doesn't feel like a book, its more like a website, where they only let the surface stories out. if you'd like to know a few things about the guerrilla gardening movement, i'd be happy to lend my copy, but don't buy it.

    25. Heart-lifting reading that inspires more than one people to take part of this from the ground action ! :D

    26. I've just started the book but it explains why I have suddenly seen a bunch of sunflowers around the lamp posts in my neighborhood and other places - good for them.

    27. Pretty cover. First half much better than the second half. Second half should have just read: "Put some seeds in the ground" or something of the sort.Nothing really new, but fun.

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