INFOGRAPHIC: Guerrilla Gardening Guide

June 13, 2014 by  
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By now, it’s more than likely that you’re familiar with the term “guerrilla gardening”. .. but if you aren’t, it’s a great subject to look into. All over the world, people are planting everything from wildflowers to veggies in public spaces; sometimes as an act of civil disobedience, but more often as a way to beautify a city . In some places that are rife with homelessness and poverty, edible plants are chosen so that any hungry passersby can reach out and grab a handful of healthy edibles. Seed “bombs” create oases of indigenous wildflowers that nourish dwindling pollinator species, creating oceans of colorful life in what would otherwise be grey, drab, unused lots. If you have any interest in joining the Guerrilla Gardening movement , this handy guide can give you some great tips on how to start. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Guerrilla Gardening Guide Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bees , Butterflies , civil disobedience , community , community garden , edible plants , forage , foraging , fruit , Gardening , guerilla , guerilla gardening , Guerrila Gardening , guerrilla , homeless , indigenous plants , perennial , perennials , pollinators , poor , Poverty , public garden , vegetables , veggies , wildflowers

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Seedballs: Marble-Sized Balls Packed with Wildflower Seeds for Guerilla Gardening

March 13, 2013 by  
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In 2010, a group of sustainability academics launched a global eco-social enterprise called  MAYA  to make sure their research would have real world impact. Now, the team has come up with a new way to raise funds for their sustainability initiatives whilst increasing UK wildflowers: Seedball . Each marble-sized Seedball is a mini-ecosystem in itself, where wildflower seeds are mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chili powder. When sufficient rain permeates, the seeds inside germinate — helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball — and the chili acts as a pest deterrent so the ball can degrade and the seeds can sprout. Each ball is approximately 1cm in diameter, making them easy to scatter. + MAYA + Seedball The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: guerilla gardening , seed balls , seed bombs , seedballs , wildflower seedballs

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Vahge Transforms Magazines into Gorgeous Victorian-Inspired Collages

March 13, 2013 by  
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