Guerrilla Gardening is a practice consisting in ephemeral actions of a temporary nature. Groups of citizen-activists will self-organize and take action, preferably at night (but not only), to plant flower beds in abandoned spaces. This term, with its connotation of struggle, appears in 1973 to name of a group of activists, led by artist Liz Christy, who had succeeded in capturing a vacant lot in the neighborhood of Losaida New York, throwing seed bombs through the fences. This action was followed by others, and above all, followed by the city administration permission to enter that piece of land in order to make it a community garden. The environmental struggle, therefore, was successful, and today New York has more than six hundred community gardens. Especially since the nineties, this practice of guerrilla Situationist inspiration has spread internationally, resulting events are also spectacular.
Published on Jun 7, 2012