Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Guerrilla Gardening Takes Root in California

A while ago we posted about Guerrilla Gardening, the act of beautifying public abandoned land through gardening. Today, Carol Miller in her weekly e-newsletter for Garden Center Magazine, highlighted an article from the Los Angeles Times about a couple newly-formed LA guerrilla gardening groups.

For some reason, the story struck a nerve with me. Amid headlines of on-going economic woes and the wildfires affecting our Aussie friends and family, it was uplifting to read a story where a few dedicated green-thumbers were trying to do their part to make the world a better place. We're not advocating that people run out with trowels in hand and start tearing up any abandoned piece of land that they like, but I think we all would be better off if we stopped once in a while and thought - how can I make the world a better place?

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