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12 APRIL 2013

Guerrilla Gardening: Seed Bombs & Seed Balls

"I've been following guerrilla gardening on Twitter for quite some time, and have become familiar with the term 'seed bombing' as a result. It's an idea that's always appealed to me – it's a kind of eco–friendly, bee–friendly, slightly radical anti–vandalism activism – but it's just one of those things that I'd never pursued. ...

So how do they work? It's a simple process really – the seeds I bought are encased in a ball of peat–free compost, dried clay and chilli, which are hand–rolled in North London (yes, really, and no, it's not what you're thinking). The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators (such as ants, mice and birds). When enough rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate – helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the balls. So it's like a tiny self–sufficient seeding system. Maya [http://www.mayaproject.org/] have added chili powder to the mix to help to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades, and eventually the seeds sprout."

(Lucy Small, 5 April 2013)

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activismagriculture • anti-vandalism activism • ball • bee-friendly • chili • compost • DIY gardening • earthcare • eco-friendly • fairshare • gardening • germination • guerrilla gardeningguerrilla tacticsNative Americans • peat-free compost • peoplecare • permacultureplants • project MAYA • seed • seed balls • seed bomb • seed bombing • seed bombs • seeding system • self-sufficientsustainable society

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Simon Perkins
31 MAY 2011

Tokyo DIY Gardening

"Tokyo–DIY–Gardening is an open sourcebook and resource for urban gardening on a personal level – 'hands–on gardening for a crowded city'. It includes 'how–to' examples/instructions, photo essays, observations, interviews, articles and more with the aim of knowledge sharing and creation around low–cost, agile gardening in dense cities (with a focus on Tokyo).

The DIY element invites everyone to experiment, share, and create a garden regardless of how little soil, space, budget, or experience you have. Gardening is fun for seniors, children, cooks, bird–watchers, and all of us who spend most of our time in the city."

(Jared Braiterman and Chris Berthelsen)

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agency of access and engagement • agile gardening • autonomybelonging • Chris Berthelsen • citycivic engagementcollaboration • danchi gardening • DIY gardeningempowermentengagementgardening • hands-on gardening • interactionismJapan • Japanese garden • Jared Braiterman • open sourcebook • ownershipparticipation • potscape • scriptiblesocial constructionismsocial interactionsustainabilityTokyo • Tokyo gardening • Tokyo-DIY-Gardening • transformation • urban gardening

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Simon Perkins
16 NOVEMBER 2008

Guerilla Gardening: revitalising urban spaces

"Guerilla gardening has been given its name because it's not about going through tonnes of red tape to ask the Government permission to do something with the land they've ignored or forgotten about. Guerilla gardening is about taking matters into your own hands to make your surroundings a better place to live.

As a guerilla gardener you can be part of a fully–fledged green army taking on mighty battles with the city landscape, or a lone warrior of peace making small changes here and there. You can bring green to the urban desert in a full–scale or small–scale way. You can grow a seed in a pot at home then replant it somewhere in your city, or you can join a guerilla gardening association (there are loads around) and take over a bit of wasteground, turning it into a living green community space."
(Magda Knight)

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Simon Perkins
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