On Guerrilla Gardening

On Guerrilla Gardening : A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries

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On Guerrilla Gardening is an activist's call to arms to all citizens - green-fingered, green-thinking or curious - to join the revolution of guerrilla gardening: transforming public space into oases of colour and life. The enemy: neglect, apathy and the disintegration of community spirit. The arsenal: daring, a packet of seeds and a passionate commitment to social change. When Richard Reynolds first embarked on guerrilla gardening, growing flowers by moonlight outside his tower block, he had no idea it was part of a growing global movement committed to cultivating the potential in the land regardless of all obstacles. Charting the battles fought across thirty different countries and the revolutionary history of this subculture, On Guerrilla Gardening is an inspirational take on gardening in the 21st century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour Illustrations throughout
  • 0747592977
  • 9780747592976
  • 235,971

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'Reynolds is quickly becoming both a subculture celebrity and a public intellectual, challenging ideas about what it means to live in a city' New York Times 'Probably the most unusual garden book of 2008, On Guerrilla Gardening is well-researched, thorough and truly inspirational' BBC Gardens Illustrated 'This lovely book is both a celebration of the international movement's recent history, and a how-to manual that advises on hardy species, planting techniques and social engineering' Guardian 'Exciting, high-adrenalin stuff. This is gardening repackaged for the 21st century' New Statesmanshow more

About Richard Reynolds

Richard Reynolds' first illegal cultivation was at college, where he planted windowsills with boxes of Busy Lizzies. He became a guerrilla gardener in earnest in 2004 when he moved into a council block with dilapidated communal flowerbeds in London's Elephant & Castle.show more

Review Text

A green-fingered call to arms, as neglect, apathy and the disintegration of the community spirit come under fire and people come together under cover of darkness to transform public spaces into oases of colour and life. 'Exciting, high-adrenalin stuff.show more

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2 9% (21)
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