“In the war against neglect and scarcity of public space” – By Sarah
May 1st marks the 7th annual sunflower guerrilla gardening day. What does this entail? Taking over parts of cities by planting seeds to brighten up city roads. This practice also has implications for land rights and land reform; it promotes re-consideration of land ownership in order to reclaim land from perceived neglect or misuse and assign a new purpose to it.
The guerrilla garden organization was formed in October 2004 and is now a growing community “ in the war against neglect and scarcity of public space as a place to grow things, be they beautiful, tasty (or both!)” – Guerrillagardeningorg
On May 1st they are inviting cities around the world to take part in the sunflower guerrilla gardening day by creating local events with specific times & places for it to take place.
GuerrillaGardening.org HQ has a lot of free sunflower seeds available for guerrilla gardening on 1 May. If you want some please send a stamped addressed envelope / box / shipping container to Richard Reynolds, 76 Perronet House, Princess Street, London, SE1 6JS and I’ll post you some.