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Sick of crap parks and gardens? Try Guerrilla Gardening!

By S4anta 6 February 2008 23

Having moved recently moved to the temoperate climes of Hobart, I have had the chance to meet with some rather intersting folks spruiking the most fascinating of ideas in the prusuit of public service glory. One of my favourites to date, and one that I thought would appeal to the more Machiavellian RiotACT minds is Guerrila Gardening.

The concept itself is quite simple, find a plant you like, or several, identify an area that you think it would best suit it (Read up on its likes and dislike, turn the label over at the nursery or hit this link for a bunch of help. At this point, I think it best to point out that using native plants for Australia, and the Canberra Region specifically would be smarter option, take a picture of it and post on the afforementined GG website.

I can attest that areas around here have come up, literally smelling of bottle brushes through clever, innovative, community minded folk spending a bit of time, researching what best goes where and poking it in.

After all, the bueaty of a democractic process is that if you don’t like the way the system, or environment currently is, pull your finger out and have a go.

Go Get ’em Tigers!

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Thumper 8:36 am 07 Feb 08

A bit like Morocco.

You get offered plenty of ganga on the streets, but alcohol is frowned upon (albeit, not that hard to find if you know where, just limited choice of venues)

shauno 8:48 pm 06 Feb 08

“wonder how long before we see dope in Commonwealth Park.”

Yeah I just got back from India and especially in the north you see it growing along the side of the roads. Its funny I was working in Gujarat state over near the Pakistan side of India and its the only dry state in India ie no alcohol as its predominately Muslim. But they sure as hell like smoking hash.

Ingeegoodbee 6:12 pm 06 Feb 08

Remember that native Australian plant dosn’t always mean native Canberra region plant – choose somthing useful to the local wildlife.

On the other hand you could join one of the numerous Parkcare groups and get involved in planting, weeding and generall looking after your local bush reserve.

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