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Guerrilla Gardening for Open Spaces

Also worth mentioning is the site that featured this guerrilla gardening event – Eco-Chick.  Intead of a Manifesto they have a Raison d’Etre, and it includes this:

For
too long environmental blogs have catered to men and moms. It was
either diatribes about peak oil or recipes on how to make organic baby
food. When all the rest of us want to know is: Where can I get a fair
trade spanking paddle? Eco Chick can fill you
in!    

It’s a simple principle; every object has a life cycle, whether it be a
bar of soap, a take-out container, an energy bar, a pair of shoes or a
loveseat. It was somewhere before you got it, and it will go somewhere
else when you’re done or gone. Just because you can’t see it before or
after you buy it/use it/eat it/love it doesn’t mean you’re not
responsible for it. We’ll show you how to find the things you love, and
keep you updated on what’s going on in that great green world.

 

And I can’t resist the polyglot bunch of lefty, savvy women who teamed up to create this blog.  There’s Brianne, happiest sleeping under bridges in New Hampshire; Kian, a Canadian feminist; Kim, into alternative health care; Jenn here in D.C., an enviro-activist on the world stage; Summer, a model and activist for socially responsible fashion (who knew?); and Starre, the founder/editor, a publishing powerhouse of the eco-left world.  Even their male webmaster is no ordinary geek – he’s based in Jerusalem and a proponent of modern day Jewish radicalism.  The whole bunch makes me question my very coolness.  But then I’m their parents’ age, so surely a hopeless case.

Anyway, it’s a fascinating bunch and a site worth checking out.  Now all they need is someone to write about gardening.  Chicks, how about a guest-blogger to cover how we treat the land we own or grow our own food?  That’s what gardening is and it MATTERS.   And did you ever find a good source for that fair trade spanking paddle?  DO let us know.

Posted by on September 28, 2006 at 4:42 am, in the category Grab Bag.
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4 Responses to “Guerrilla Gardening for Open Spaces”

  1. Kathy Jentz says:

    This is fantastic! I’m trying to get a park completed near me that has been on our county master plan for at least 10 years — this is going to be a great tactic in our kit!

  2. what is it about san francisco? as the rest of the country turns more timid, there’s always a group out there with a great outrageous idea. would not happen in new york city. it would have to be ART, not just a green space–more of which we need so badly. thanks for the read!

  3. Starre says:

    Thanks for the kudos! I would love to have a guest blog from Garden Rant!

  4. David T. says:

    For another rant on how gardening matters, here’s a link to the book I wrote called Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto:

    http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3945

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