Is there any other kind of gardening than vegetable gardening and guerilla gardening? If you went solely on media coverage, you might wonder. I’m all for the new interest in gardening, no matter what kind it is. Here’s a review of movement guru Richard Reynold’s book On Guerilla Gardening (which I have not yet read). I also saw a long discussion of vegetable gardening on the Washington Post website, and an account of how British reality show Big Brother will now make the contestants grow their own potatoes and carrots as part of their residence in the Big Brother house. And of course the LA Times and NY Times have recently weighed with big features on both types.
But I really got a kick out of Bloom, a device that you attach to your bike and, as you ride, seed-containing bubbles waft along your route. It’s based on the way dandelions spread seeds.
I don’t see myself using it, and question its ultimate efficacy, but I thought it was cute nonetheless. HT Reality Sandwich, one of my favorite sites for interesting stuff.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on June 18, 2008 at 11:00 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.