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On Guerrilla Gardening
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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

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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.

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The practice of building gardens on abandoned or ignored land is called guerrilla gardening. People around the world use this method to beautify public space, build community, and grow their own food. Since guerrilla gardening is usually illicit--if not downright illegal--anyone interested in learning about it will benefit from a manual, and London-based Reynolds, an advertising planner who is also an activist and the founder of www.guerrillagardening.org, endeavors here to provide one. His handbook has two parts: a long, pedantic discourse on his own gardening philosophy, and a practical how-to section. He peppers the text with stories from clandestine gardeners around the world (e.g., New York's Green Guerrillas), which ought to illustrate the breadth of accomplishment possible with this pastime but instead sound preachy and trite. Reynolds's leaden prose is the book's chief fault--in particular, the book suffers from awkward syntax, stale vocabulary, and a sophomoric tone. Most of the practical information and some of the theory are useful, but Reynolds's presentation is so poor that it is an optional purchase at best. A better choice is David Tracey's eloquent Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto.--Emily-Jane Dawson, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"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"

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