Guerrilla Gardening

Guerrilla gardening is the intentional but unauthorized cultivation of plants or crops on abandoned or unused public and private property. Individuals and a small number of organized groups who employ guerrilla gardening as a method of expressing their particular views, often political, usually do their work after dark and without much fanfare to the public until the action is complete. The illegal aspect of this type of activism, regarding access to and trespassing on private or public lands without permission, gives it the clandestine-sounding moniker. It is a documented practice in more than 30 countries worldwide. In the West, guerrilla gardening is frequently associated with grassroots social justice movements concentrated in inner-city locations, also known as food deserts, where industrially packaged food products are more ...

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