July 11, 2008

Guerrilla gardening in Taiwan

I recently saw some interesting pictures showing gardening in limited spaces in Japan. Taiwan also has a fair amount of guerrilla gardening going on. The most common method is to place potted plants in front of one's residence. This is only "guerrilla" because they are placed on the sidewalk and sometimes the street. A second, sneakier method of guerrilla gardening is to pry bricks from out of the sidewalk and to plant plants in those spaces. These pictures show that method. It may sound selfish to make the sidewalk unwalkable, but sidewalks in residential areas here are already unwalkable. There is rarely of a stretch of more than ten yards of unobstructed sidewalk. These photos come from two buildings in the neighborhood.

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    By Blogger Alfond for Senate, at July 12, 2008 3:12 AM  

  • I am fascinated by how much play guerrilla gardening is getting in the media and on various blogs. I hadn't realized that this was a big thing in Taiwan and I've been interested to learn that from the series of posts.

    We recently spoke with a guerrilla gardener, Erik Knutzen, based in L.A. He recently wrote a book that touches on the subject and he maintains a blog that does the same.

    By Anonymous Alex Steed [of Make Something Happen], at July 12, 2008 3:14 AM  

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