The Guerrilla Gardening Guidebook – Definition and Theory


Definition and Introduction

This post is part of a larger body of work titled “The Guerrilla Gardeners Guidebook”. For the introduction and table of contents please click here

Urban Gardening – is the cultivation of land, primarily located within the confines of the city. Urban gardening presents challenges not commonly found in the suburbs and rural areas found around a metropolitan area. Urban gardening has many sub categories ranging from food to forest, personal needs typically being the deciding factor.

Guerrilla Gardening – In my own words… Is the cultivation and remediation of blighted land that the gardener does not own… Manifestos differs from garden to garden, but the common denominator is always vacant, bare or blighted land. This land can be anything from a small street side “hell strip” (the grass between the road and sidewalk in urban areas), all the way up to massive “brown sites” (tracts of land that at…

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A Chorus of Crickets as a Choir of Angels

A Chorus of Crickets as a Choir of Angels.

This is supposed to be a recording of crickets slowed down–sounds like humans singing a church hymn.

What do you think? Do crickets go to church? Are their “voices” like fractals, smaller versions of a larger universal pattern that humans and others are all a part of?

I’m willing to entertain that possibility, just as Copernicus was willing to entertain the possibility that the earth revolves around the sun …

Have a listen. Form your own conclusions.


Windswept Tree 

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918