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Guerrilla gardening : a manualfesto

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. Once an environmentalist's nonviolent direct action for inner-city renewal, this movement is spreading to all types of people in cities around the world. These modern-day Johnny Appleseeds perform random acts of gardening, often without permission. Typical targets are vacant lots, railway land, underused pu
eBook, English, ©2007
New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, ©2007
1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations, portraits
9781550923896, 1550923897
The big idea (or, What to say if you're stopped)
Where to start (You do live here, so why aren't you home by now?)
What to use (don't reinvent the wheel, borrow someone's car)
Growing basics (the root end goes down)
Naturescaping 101 (there's always somebody home in a habitat)
Get off the grass (make it a meadow)
Grown your own community garden (it takes a village to raise a turnip)
When to work within (the art of aikido politics)
Start spreading the news (information is just fertilizer with better PR)
Where to go from here (make your city the salvation of the world)