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Fwd: Guerrilla Gardening News: 1 October 2006

  • Subject: [cg] Fwd: Guerrilla Gardening News: 1 October 2006
  • From: adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2006 15:15:08 -0400

 English Community Guerilla Gardeners  visited  NYC,  and I'm pleased that
some NYC community gardeners took the time to show their gardens, tell of our
history, and share our collection of "invented wheels," with these highly
motivated newbies.

Richard and the English guerilla gardenersf reminds me of "English Rock and
Roll," which respected roots and went on to new and different things which
made a difference.

Of course, the English have a long and proud history of allotment gardening,
urban gardening and sent to us the late Great Alan Chadwick, whose double-dug
French Market gardening beds so deeply influenced organic gardening and
community gardeners through the garden he founded at the University of
California, Davis,.

Community Gardening is a great chain letter, but one that you really have to
continue - or there WILL be cosmic consequences. Wax on Richard!

Adam Honigman
Hell's Kitchen

-----Original Message-----
From: richard@guerrillagardening.org
To: troops@guerrillagardening.org
Sent: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 10:33 AM
Subject: Guerrilla Gardening News: 1 October 2006


Dear Troops

Gardening as this time of year in the UK is a game of dodging rainstorms.  Two
weeks ago a balmy evening planting new shrubs at St Georgebs Circus was
topped off with a finale of torrential rain after we left.  Perfect.  Last
week we werenbt so lucky, as a drizzly evening reclaiming the weedy front
line turned into a late night bucketing.  Ambushed troops escaped into the
comfort of Londonbs red double-deckers, masquerading as muddy vagrants.
Good luck where ever you are.


Nearly 700 of you have enlisted in the Community Forum in the last two months
b youbve given yourself a username and password and probably aligned
yourself with a regional group.  Brilliant.  If you havenbt signed up to the
Community you are missing out on local call-ups notifying you of digs near you
and offers of help. So for example if therebs a mission planned in South
London, Ibll e-mail anyone who has signed up as a UK_London_South GGs.  I
can let other local commandants e-mail troops in their area with briefings
too.  The Community is also a good place for people to offer donations of
plants so people near you can pick them up.  Yes we are gradually getting more
sophisticated. Join here: http://guerrillagardening.org/community/index.php

There are several planned.  Here are some in London:
5 October Stratford (Richard 001)
10 October Hackney (Naomi 272)
11 October New Cross (Tim 035)
12 October Lambeth (Richard 001)
Elsewhere in the UK plans are brewing in Sheffield, Birmingham, Cardiff,
Portsmouth.  In Plymouth my mum (008) has led another mission in Stoke,
rallying support (thanks for your young plum tree John 451).  Some dates and
locations are now posted in the Community Forum on local boards. You are very
welcome to post your notices here too to recruit troops in your areab& though
I understand that some guerrillas prefer to be more discrete and may want to
arrange missions off line in greater secrecy.

Sam (2792) has been active in Chicago, nascent cells are springing up across
the USA looking for support, Francois (1056) is plotting in Paris, Jerry
(2821) has been beavering away in Brisbane, something might happen in the
Eindhoven and in Japan half an hour of positive propaganda was broadcast about
us on NHK last weekb& webre waiting for front line reports back of the
impact of this exposure.

Thanks to Meike (155) for organizing the first guerrilla gardening picnic at
One Tree Hill.  It was a civilized tentative gathering, and at the end we
planted five red tulips to mark the moment.  Webll have another gathering
some time involving food.  The New York community gardeners have turned their
picnicbs into huge events, Adam has invited everyone from his local Hellbs
Kitchen fire station to the benevolent Lady Astor.  In the East Villagebs
Liz Christy garden they even have a bGeminib party, since it turns out
most of them (me included bizarrely) share this star sign.

I spent a week in New York to find out more about the guerrillas over there.
First stop the Van Alen exhibition on Pier 40 in which both London and
Erinbs (342) Toronto green guerrillas were exhibited. Then lots of community
garden visits with Rob (120) and his video camera.  Thanks to Adam (276)
Donald (277) James (2315) and Johanna (2491) for showing us around their
amazing community gardens, many of which began with guerrilla activity.  And
to Jade (566) and Dave (1139) for accommodation.  Therebs a lot more to
report about the visit, it was inspirational, this will go on the website some

GuerrillaGardening.org is embarrassingly barren of horticultural advice.  This
is partly because Ibm not an expert, and partly because Ibve been
distracted building other bits.  So herebs some advice to get you gg-ing,
especially for a first timer.  If youbre in the Northern hemisphere now is
the time to start planting bulbs b daffodils, tulips, crocus.  Dig a hole
about 4-5 inches deep and pack the bulb in, pointy bit facing up.  It is as
simple as that.  If youbve got other seasonal tips please post them in the
Global Forum here and Ibll add them to the TIPS section:

GuerrillaGardening.org needs a badge, a flag, a symbol to rally around.  If
youbre a budding illustrator or designer who can volunteer your talent get
in touch and Ibll send you a one page brief.

Gary found a plastic wizard in a patch of orphaned land in South London while
out gardening. He sold it successfully on eBay, raising B#5.18 for the
guerrilla kitty.  Money does not just grow on trees.

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