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May 1st is International Guerrilla Gardening Day

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Did you know that May 1st is International Guerilla Gardening Day?
Wikipedia defines Guerilla Gardening as ” gardening on land that the gardeners do not have legal right to use, often an abandoned site or area not cared for by anyone. It encompasses a very diverse range of people and motivations…” . As a school age child care person I think that Guerilla Gardening is a fun way to grow things and talk to children about how they can take control of beautifying their neighbourhood. Imagine a world where disgruntled teens wander around surreptitiously planting flowers instead of arson, graffiti, and b and e’s (or maybe that was just me… 🙂 ).
Some of my favorite Guerilla Gardening activities are Seed Bombs– a clay ball with seeds in it that can be lobbed into an empty lot or Moss Graffiti, but if you are intrigued you should check out the guerilla gardening website or facebook page for many amazing Guerilla Gardening projects.
ok now i expect to see marigolds in every pothole in Manitoba… On your mark, get set, GO!

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