Guerilla Gardening and Greatfulness


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I saw this website and absolutely fell in love with the idea. Guerilla gardening. Click here to visit the website 

I love the idea of people sneaking out in the dead of night to plant seeds/ seedlings in derelict roundabouts across the country. I know quite a few places between home and the kids school that could do with a tulip or two.  

>>>> I love this idea The Seed Bom [click here to buy from website], just soak, throw and grow.

They also come in 4Image of The Pollinator for GuerrillaGardening.org LIMITED EDITION packs  …

“Pollinator BeeBom contains a specially selected bee friendly wildflower mix of nectar rich wildflowers favoured by bumble bees and honey bees.”Before pimping and after two weeks

—> [image below] Union street and globe street…. hmmm maybe I should get them to do their magic on our garden… that wont seem to grow anything… except lychen…. which, before now, Ive never seen grow on grass (thought it only grew on rocks etc)

The website is great, you can page through all the projects (like the one shown –>), make a donation, get started yourself or join a cell (love the sound of that… sounds all covert doesnt it), you cant Enlistjoin the forum… or tips, things its good to know before you set off, like planning and prep.

Poster circulated by the New York City Work Projects Administration, between 1941 and 1943. Artist: Herbert Bayer

Poster circulated by the New York City Work Projects Administration, between 1941 and 1943. Artist: Herbert Bayer

Now you may be wondering why I’m showing you this…. what has this gotto do with rationing?

Well… the mental link is a tad tenuous but give me a chance…

This post has more to do with gardening (duh) than rationing as such. I happened upon this site while researching Victory gardens.

This is a garden built out of a bomb crater in London, 1943

This is a garden built out of a bomb crater in London, 1943

During ww2 veggies were’nt just grown in back yards and private gardens, village greens and commons were used for allotments aswell… This was perhaps an easier way for people in built up areas to get their vitamin rich vegetables which were not always easy to obtain in good amounts (even though they were not rationed).

 

It makes me think how lucky we are now. At no point have any of us been so struck by despiration to feed our families that we steal out after dark to maintain our veg allotment on the grass verges between highway lanes.

The video above shows a great family in Pasadena who really have achieved where I’d love to be in my garden (sighs… might have to make alternate plans though…. all clay out there)<—– soooo jealous

Thanks to http://sidewalksprouts.wordpress.com/ for the above videos and images (you have a new fan, awesome site )

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