agriculture review

What's Guerrilla Gardening

by aditya abhishek

If you are guessing from the title that guerrilla gardening is a way of gardening done by guerrilla then you surely need to view this story till the end!

In reality Guerrilla gardening is a way of "protesting" by growing plants on lands on which growers or gardeners do not have legal rights to grow plants. 

Selected lands could be abandoned land or private property. Guerrilla gardening might be motivated for political purpose or to bring a change such as land reforms or ownership. 

According to records, Guerrilla gardening started in 1649 by Gerrard Winstanley of the Diggers in Surrey, England. 

However, the term Guerrilla Gardening was first used by Liz Christy and her Green Guerrilla group in 1973 in the New York.

At present around in more than 30 countries people practices Guerrilla gardening. They are also found to be active and spreading their message on social media sites.  

Every year on May 1st since 2007, guerrilla gardeners started planting sunflowers in their neighbourhood. That's why May 1st is celebrated as International Sunflower Guerrilla Day.

At present Guerrilla gardeners are highly active in Melbourne, Australia. They have done plantation on land adjoining railway lines because of which there were some disputes among them. 

Thanks For Reading!

Next Article: How To Grow & Care For Pilea