Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What is this thing called Guerilla Gardening?

Guerilla Gardening is a non-violent political gardening action. New Yorkers are among the city dwellers becoming Green Guerilla's. Secretly beautifying neglected parks, abandoned lots and city streets by smuggling in plants and seed balls. I think this is an intriguing idea but I confess that I find urban undercover gardening a bit amusing. I have visions of gardeners wearing ski masks running by empty lots and throwing tiny seed balls over chain link fences. Seed balls (if you're wondering) are a composite of seed, mulch and red terra cotta clay. If you would like to join the troops and enlist click here and learn how to make seed balls. So stock your arsenal and plan your next covert operation , guerilla gardening is here to stay.


  1. The Green Guerillas started in NYC in 1973 and are still active there. Seed Bombs to green urban areas were first designed and used by Liz Christy alsi in 1973

  2. Thank you for the information. I applaud the actions of these remarkable people.

  3. This is great! Wish I'd known about it when I lived there. We should do the same thing in LA.