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Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto

3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  79 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The term “guerrilla” may bring to mind a small band of armed soldiers, moving in the dead of night on a stealth mission. In the case of guerrilla gardening, the soldiers are planters, the weapons are shovels, and the mission is to transform an abandoned lot into a thing of beauty. Once an environmentalist’s nonviolent direct action for inner-city renewal, this movement is ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by New Society Publishers
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Mar 18, 2009 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: political, gardening
This is a really entertaining, useful and important read. Tracey packs in loads of landscaping/gardening tips, political tidbits, advice on how to deal with city officials, and other essential know-how for the guerrilla gardener. The Q&A's with practicing guerrillas are very inspiring and instructive, and it's hard not to get the urge to start planting anywhere and everywhere after reading this book.

I also appreciated Tracey's discussion on "to ask or not to ask for permission," and I thoug
S Wobbegong
Mar 05, 2014 S Wobbegong rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and really informative. Full of tips and tricks for how to start your own 'projects' but wraps them up in a way that really gets you into the spirit of the notion. Brilliant book.
Sep 24, 2008 Frank rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Weaves ecology and politics together and has a load of fun doing it. I laughed more times reading this book than I can remember.

But most of all it's inspiring. We can change the screwed-up world one seed at a time. Now I'm a guerrilla gardening too and I can hardly wait to plant something.
Dean P.
Aug 16, 2009 Dean P. rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Tracey brings a fun, sometimes tongue-in-cheek tone to the topic that he embraced years ago. It is a political "hot topic" in some senses and Tracey accomplishes the heady task of speaking to those with a variety of comfort levels with guerrilla gardening. Definitely one I will recommend to many friends.
May 11, 2008 Chad rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: DIY (sub)urban planners and green-thumbed anarchists.
Recommended to Chad by: Jennifer
Very funny and easy-to-read. Would be entertaining even to people uninterested in gardening. Even though the attitude is tongue in cheek, it provides very realistic ideas about how to deal with a blighted landscape.
Sep 16, 2012 Jane rated it it was ok
Books on gardening should feature lots of colour photos. This book had few pictures and they were all black and white.

The book may have planted a seed though...
Hope Struck
Jul 22, 2008 Hope Struck rated it liked it
Lexie got me this for Christmas, when she was scouting sites for her wedding to my brother--and I can't freakin wait to read it.
Elizabeth Hills
Apr 28, 2013 Elizabeth Hills rated it it was amazing
Best gardening book I've read so far. Definite must have for library.
Christy M
Nov 19, 2013 Christy M rated it really liked it
Read this in one sitting. Couldn't put it down.
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Mar 16, 2011 Megan C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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