An irresistible gardening manual that is both gleefully mischievous and genuinely political A unique, quirky package inspired by the Little Red Book and the work of Banksy with a touch of Boring PostcardsRichard has recruited over 2,000 troops, and his website www.guerrillagardening.org attracts 10,000 unique visitors a monthHe has already had huge amounts of media attention through, among others, Richard and Judy, BBC Breakfast, This Morning, the Sunday Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday, BBC Radio 4 and News 24
Richard Reynolds' first illegal cultivation was at college, where he planted windowsills with boxes of Busy Lizzies. He became a guerrilla gardener in earnest in 2004 when he moved into a council block with dilapidated communal flowerbeds in London's Elephant & Castle.
"Whatever guerilla gardeners bring to life will be eaten and shared by someone or some animal. And that will further light the green fuse, as will getting a copy of this book. Better yet, read it and become one of the growing guerilla army."--Alan Bisport, "Hartford"" Advocate""In tracing the history of the guerrilla gardening movement, be it for beautification or to grow food, Reynolds' voice is ardent as he writes about Johnny Appleseed and the Digger colonies that provided sustenance in fifteenthcentury England. Reynolds is most assured when advising readers on choosing specimens for planting their own guerrilla gardens and when expressing love for gardening.""-- Booklist"