Posts Tagged ‘gardening’

The City and the Guerilla Gardeners

July 19, 2011

The Guerrilla Gardeners are a group that gardens abandoned land in cities. Despite its legal ambiguity, the group has had pretty good relations with the City of Toronto. And it has continued in the last week: I’d like to share a story of cooperation between City of Toronto employees and Guerrilla Gardeners.

There’s a particularly nasty plot of abandoned land near hacklab. It’s been that way for the three years I’ve known of it, and people in the neighborhood say its been that way for over ten years!

Guerrilla Gardeners descend on abandoned plot (via Eric Boyd)

It’s hard to convey just how bad this site was. People were using it as a dump, leaving everything from panes of glass, and doors, to bags of garbage and piles of… excrement. (more…)