Guerilla Gardening

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I think the coolest part of being part of a community garden is meeting other gardeners, learning from them (all tips welcome!), and developing a sense of community around a shared passion.

One of the people I met at 16 Oaks is Alex, who told me about Heavy Petal, a local gardening tips blog. I checked it out and so far my favourite post is A Brief History of the Seed Ball, in which the author says,

“Seed balls are particularly useful in dry and arid areas where rainfall is highly unpredictable. I like ‘em because they’re easy to chuck over fences into empty lots.”

I love the idea of surreptitiously planting things in neglected and abandoned lots that aren’t being used for anything, even if it’s just flowers to brighten up the walk to work.

Heavy Petal also has a virtual garden tour where you can upload pictures of your garden and take people on a “tour” of how yours is coming along.

2 thoughts on “Guerilla Gardening

  1. Heavy Petal

    Hi Liz! Thanks for the mention and introduction to your blog. I also just got a plot at my local community garden (Cedar Cottage). I’m so excited to be involved with such a fabulous community. Happy gardening!

  2. liz Post author

    I’m brand new to community gardening — we just built the boxes a few days ago and are awaiting our compost/soil — but already I’ve met some great people, connected with a couple of other bloggers (you included), gotten great advice on planting, and discovered a local CSA delivery service. I think I’m going to have a great time.

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