Guerilla gardening (Google / Serious eats)

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Guerilla Gardening

Think that ugly grass-covered road median could use a flower or two? Perhaps even stalks of corn? Transform ugly patches of neglected grass in public spaces to the beautiful and productive land it should be by becoming a guerilla gardener. The Los Angeles Times covers the prevalence of guerilla gardening in L.A. fronted by “green enthusiasts who plant without approval on land that’s not theirs.” While these gardens aren’t always welcomed with open arms, some people recognize the benefit of “citizen gardeners helping cities turn wasted space into food and flowers” and encourage the activity.


For more information about guerilla gardening, visit, which features guerilla gardening around London and gives you tips for how to start your own garden.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.