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Guerrilla gardeners green their city on secret moonlit missions Answered

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CNN discovers the growing Guerrilla Gardening movement, in a nice article by Lara Farrar:

Guerrilla gardeners green their city on secret moonlit missions
Story Highlights
# Guerrilla gardeners cultivate neglected land without asking for permission
# Guerrillas meet for digs in night to make over derelict patches of dirt
# Richard Reynolds says he has helped create 28 guerrilla gardens in London
# Artist Liz Christy founded first guerrilla group in 1973 in New York City

Of course, here on Instructables, we've known about Guerrilla Gardening for quite a while. Check out the following cool projects:

Moss bombs
Water bottle sprinkler cap
How to plant flowers on your sidewalk
Moss Graffiti
Electric seed hopper for remote gardening

There's also the Reap what you Sow & Guerilla Gardening group...

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reedz (author)2008-06-23

I actually have an instructable on this that I will be posting soon, I'm just waiting for a contest

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Patrik (author)reedz2008-06-23

Cool! Wouldn't happen to be about seed balls, would it? We could sure use an instructable on that topic...

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reedz (author)Patrik2008-06-24

Actually no, it's about petty theft, vandalism, destruction of public property and of course... transplanting trees. It will make a lot more sense when it is posted.

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Kiteman (author)2008-06-24

This happens in the UK as well, but quite genteelly - the gardeners I saw on TV were mainly middle-aged.

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tech-king (author)2008-06-23

even better: drive by at night and throw mint seeds. mint grows like a weed

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Kiteman (author)tech-king2008-06-24

Our lawn used to be a flowerbed, plus a few herbs. The mint still grows through the grass, which makes the clippings smell quite interesting.

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