Magazine - "Plotting Revolution"
The city may be showing off its Wow Gardens, but in neglected
patches across Toronto guerrilla gardeners are perpetrating their own
seeding rebellions. Steal a plot, plant it good and join Toronto's blooming
civic liberation front.
National Post - "Garden rebels say sod
it to neglect" By James Cowan
"Armed with spoons and seeds, guerilla cells spread out across Toronto
yesterday, intent on vandalizing its public spaces with flowers..."
EYE WEEKLY: Vandalizing with nature
"Night falls on Grange Park on a cool Sunday in late
spring and a small band of urban guerrillas embarks on its first operation
of the summer. Their mission: to sow the seeds of a green revolution.
Their arsenal: trowels and gardening claws, 10 kilograms of compost, wildflower
seeds and a tiger lily."
Globe & Mail: Resistance is fertile
"Ten of us take to the streets armed with tools for digging, seed packets, water and a bag of decent dirt. Not to mention the still-warm coffee grounds we'll use for compost that we wrangled from a java joint."
June 25, 2005 Style p. L5. Reprinted on Karen's site.
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"An urban adventure at the threshold of nature and culture, taking
back our own time and space, transforming the urban desert, into a provider
of food and a space where people meet face to face to discuss and participate
directly in the remaking of their own towns and cities."
Guerilla Gardening by: Mary Henry
"What is guerilla gardening? That's my term for my sneak attacks
on areas in my neighborhood that are horticultural wastelands."
Gayla Trail of Toronto runs a wonderful site for the urban garndener.
You Grow Girl's main objective has always been a commitment to producing
a site that promotes exploration, excitement and a d.i.y approach to growing
plants without the restrictions of traditional ideas about gardening.
Gardening: Transform our blandscape by sowing the seeds of a green revolution.
By Carly Stasko
"Our cities are a sad sightburied rivers and dead forests encased
in cement straitjackets. More parking lots than parks. Weeds sprayed with
chemicals. Trees tangled in Christmas lights and caged behind steel bars.
Locally and globally, nature is becoming more controlled and corporatized
while public green spaces are shrinking. What can you do? "