I'm nerded the fuck up about gardening this year!! So stay tuned for pictures once things start a-brewing!
I've also been reading a bunch about urban gardening and guerrilla gardening as of late.
So have a seat (ok yes, you're probably already sitting), and let's chat a little.
What is guerrilla gardening?
"Guerrilla gardening is political gardening, a form of direct action, primarily practiced by environmentalists. It is related to land rights, land reform, and permaculture. Activists take over ("squat") an abandoned piece of land which they do not own to grow crops or plants. Guerrilla gardeners believe in re-considering land ownership in order to reclaim land from perceived neglect or misuse and assign a new purpose to it."
These are the books I've gotten out from the library thus far (with many more to come), and I figured I'd share.
This one is my favorite guerrilla gardening book so far:
My favorite tidbit thus far has been the idea of seed-bombs:
CHECK IT OUT!!
Love love love the idea.
If guerrilla gardening intrigues you, my city dweller friends, you can get more information on guerrilla gardening at Guerrilla Gardening.org!
I also found this book really useful as well (it's about urban gardening, not guerrilla gardening):
If you're a city dweller who's gardening from a small plot or on rooftops/balconies/fire escapes, this is a great starter book. They list out the best plants to grow under these conditions, including various tips on how to grow them and the best containers and all that. And they have general tips as well on how to grow out of containers, best soils, utilizing space, etc.
Now get thee to some urban gardening and seed-bombing, loves!