Guerilla gardening

Gardening used as an environmental action

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Guerrilla gardening is a political activist movement, which uses gardening as an environmental action to defend land rights, agrarian reform, and permaculture. Activists occupy abandoned areas, which do not belong to them, and cultivate crops in order to challenge the authorities on their use. Guerrilla gardening enthusiasts use more "traditional" gardening methods like raking and seed bombs, (which are balls made of clay), soil mixture, compost, water and selected seeds, which are cultivated on terrains that are inaccessible and hostile to almost all forms of plants.
The Guerrilla gardening movement officially began in 1973 in New York with Liz Christy and the green guerrilla, aiming to convert an abandoned housing estate in Manhattan into a community garden.

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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

This is a creative, effective and fun way to cover the concrete with green beauties.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Clandestine gardening operations have several positive impacts. They help change the face of neighborhoods by beautifying them with plants and flowers, cleaning up contaminated sites with various waste and urban components, and they also raise awareness by using a symbol that strikes.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The actions of guerrilla gardening take place in many parts of the world - more than 30 countries are listed.

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