History & Resources – On Guerrilla Gardening
April 17th, 2010 | Blog, Book Reviews, Grow Your Own, Bloody Thursday, Bolivia, book review, Bougainville, diggers, farm, garden, Georges Hill, Gerrard Winstanley, Guantanamo, guerilla, guerrilla, history, international, land rights, levellers, Liz Christy, peasant, People's Park, reagan, Richard Reynolds, rights, Rio Tintos, struggle, urban, winstanley
The 17th of April is the International Day of Peasant Struggle. On April 17 1997, after three months of protest for the defence of Mother Earth and for the cultivation of the coca leaf in Bolivia, seven indigenous peasants, including a child and its mother, were massacred. Today is the day, around the world people come together to network on how we can intensify the mobilization for the rights of peasants everywhere. This post is offered in memory of those who have and who are struggling for access to land.
I recently read On Guerrilla Gardening: The Why, What and How of Cultivating Neglected Public Space by Richard Reynolds. It is a beautiful book full of fantastic photos of guerrilla gardening around the world. There are a lot of helpful and practical hints, tips and suggestions as well as the history of guerilla gardening around the world. This book is a great resource as well as a fun coffee-table book, not often do you find a practical coffee-table book like this one, I highly recommend you read the whole thing, but just to get you started here are some of my favorite passages from this fantastic book: