Guerrilla gardening is a term used to describe the unauthorized cultivation of plants or crops on vacant public or private land. For some practitioners, Guerrilla Gardening is a political statement about land rights or reform; for others, it is primarily an opportunity to beautify and improve neglected, barren or overgrown spaces. Guerrilla gardening can be conducted either via secretive night missions or openly in an attempt to engage others in the idea of community improvement; regardless of which approach one takes, there are some basic steps that are important to successfully raise plants under the demanding conditions experienced by these gardens.
There are steps included to get you started on WikiHow to do anything Guerrilla Gardening:
This reminds me of the random acts of kindness I see on Art Abandonment. When I logged into my facebook to get the link for Art Abandonment guess what popped up? A post about Guerilla Gardening. That's a strange coincidence. I hope this gains momentum and we see all kinds of beautiful plants and flowers tucked in neglected urban spaces.
As I was researching Guerrilla Gardening I came across this site: http://www.guerrillagardening.org/ which explains that there are cells of guerrilla gardeners all over in communities that will organize a resistance to take back and cultivate orphaned land. What fun!
Some wonderful blogs where I discovered the concept and collected some images. Check them out!