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Author Reynolds, Richard.

Title On guerrilla gardening : a handbook for gardening without boundaries / Richard Reynolds.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  635.04 R337    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 255 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1: Movement -- 1: Definition -- 2: Why we fight -- 3: What we fight -- 4: History -- Part 2: Manual -- 5: Arsenal -- 6: In the field -- 7: Propaganda -- 8: Victory.
Summary From the Publisher: When Richard Reynolds began planting flowers secretly at night outside his tower block in South London he had no idea he was part of a growing global movement committed to combating the forces of neglect, land shortage and apathy towards public spaces. But his blog attracted other guerrillas from around the world to share their experiences of the horticultural front line with him and become a focal point for guerrilla gardeners everywhere. On Guerrilla Gardening is a lively colorful treatise about why people illicitly cultivate land and how to do it. From discretely beautifying corners of Montreal to striving for green communal space in Berlin and sustainable food production in San Francisco, from small gestures of fun in Zurich to bold political statements in Brazil, cultivating land beyond your boundary is a battle many different people are fighting. Unearthed along the way are the movement's notable historic advances by seventeenth century English radicals, a nineteenth century American entrepreneur and artists in 1970s New York. Reynolds has researched the subject with guerrilla gardeners from thirty different countries and compiles their advice on what to grow, how to cope with adverse environmental conditions, how to seed bomb effectively and to use propaganda to win support. On Guerrilla Gardening gives entertaining inspiration, practical reference and no excuses for not getting out there and gardening.
Subject Urban gardening.
Urban renewal -- Citizen participation.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Citizen participation.
Public spaces -- Environmental aspects.
Guerrilla gardens.
ISBN 1596914491
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