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On Guerrilla Gardening : A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries

On Guerrilla Gardening : A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries

Author: Richard Reynolds
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On Guerrilla Gardening is an activist's call to arms to all citizens - green-fingered, green-thinking or curious - to join the revolution of guerrilla gardening: transforming public space into oases of colour and life. The enemy: neglect, apathy and the disintegration of community spirit. The arsenal: daring, a packet of seeds and a passionate commitment to social change. When Richard Reynolds first embarked on guerrilla gardening, growing flowers by moonlight outside his tower block, he had no idea it was part of a growing global movement committed to cultivating the potential in the land regardless of all obstacles. Charting the battles fought across thirty different countries and the revolutionary history of this subculture, On Guerrilla Gardening is an inspirational take on gardening in the 21st century. Review: 'Reynolds is quickly becoming both a subculture celebrity and a public intellectual, challenging ideas about what it means to live in a city' New York Times 'Probably the most unusual garden book of 2008, On Guerrilla Gardening is well-researched, thorough and truly inspirational' BBC Gardens Illustrated 'This lovely book is both a celebration of the international movement's recent history, and a how-to manual that advises on hardy species, planting techniques and social engineering' Guardian 'Exciting, high-adrenalin stuff. This is gardening repackaged for the 21st century' New Statesman Author Biography: Richard Reynolds' first illegal cultivation was at college, where he planted windowsills with boxes of Busy Lizzies. He became a guerrilla gardener in earnest in 2004 when he moved into a council block with dilapidated communal flowerbeds in London's Elephant & Castle.

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Perfect for seasoned gardeners and anyone curious to learn more about this unusual international phenomenon - an irresistible manual that is both gleefully mischievous and genuinely politicalRichard has recruited over 2,000 troops, and his website www.guerrillagardening.org attracts 10,000 unique visitors a monthHe has already had huge amounts of media attention through TV, radio and press interviews including Richard and Judy, BBC Breakfast, This Morning, the Sunday Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday, BBC Radio 4 and News 24
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'Reynolds is quickly becoming both a subculture celebrity and a public intellectual, challenging ideas about what it means to live in a city' New York Times 'Probably the most unusual garden book of 2008, On Guerrilla Gardening is well-researched, thorough and truly inspirational' BBC Gardens Illustrated 'This lovely book is both a celebration of the international movement's recent history, and a how-to manual that advises on hardy species, planting techniques and social engineering' Guardian 'Exciting, high-adrenalin stuff. This is gardening repackaged for the 21st century' New Statesman
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General Fields

  • : 9780747592976
  • : 55652
  • : 55652
  • : May 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 14mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : Richard Reynolds
  • : Colour Illustrations throughout
  • : Paperback
  • : 1