Thursday, May 1, 2014

Silly Holiday: Mission Horticulture

Have you ever wanted to beautify your community while acting like a covert agent at the same time? Well, your chance has come, because May 1st is International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day.
Guerrilla gardening is an interesting (and sometimes illegal) way to make a political statement. Guerrilla gardeners often operate in a clandestine manner, sowing seeds and caring for the gardens they plant at night. These gardens are often on land that has is, in their opinion, neglected and unsightly. By turning these unattractive areas into lovely gardens with hard work and some well-timed trespassing, guerrilla gardeners improve the community and send a message to those who would abandon the land to ugliness.
So if you have a few free hours this evening, head out to a vacant lot near you and plant some sunflowers. You may even run into some other guerrilla gardeners there who have the same idea.
Sunflowers in North Dakota
photo by Bruce Fritz (via wikipedia)

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