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Your guide to becoming a green-fingered vigilante - transforming your neighbourhood's neglected corners into bright pockets of plant life.
Guerrilla gardening is the global movement of people planting in public places. From scattering wildflower seeds onto road verges to building community allotments on vacant lots, these peaceful acts of rebellion are where flower power meets people power.
With no prior knowledge of gardening or activism needed, this 360° handbook contains all the information and inspiration you need to start greening your streets. Not sure how to pick the right plants, gather a gang, or protect your patch? This guide's got you covered. Follow the 7-step action plan, packed with expert advice, illustrated how-to's, and tales of 'how we did it' from around the world.
Ellen Miles is an activist spearheading a new wave of guerrilla gardening. Rooted in social justice and climate action, this growing movement needs you. So, whether you want to boost biodiversity, bring people together, create beauty, grow food, or make a political statement, it's time to get guerrilla gardening.
About the Author
Ellen Miles is founder and director of the Nature Is a Human Right campaign, which has now been made into a book with DK, Nature Is a Human Right. Ellen coordinates community action in her local area of Hackney, and she runs an award-winning social enterprise, Dream Green, which equips people to become guerrilla gardeners. Her guerrilla gardening work has been featured on BBC Earth, Refinery29, Shado, EcoResolution, EuroNews, and Insider; in Grazia magazine; and on the radio station RTÉ 2. As a young twenty-something woman, Ellen represents the next generation of guerrilla gardeners, and she is at the forefront of this new wave: her TikTok tutorial on seed bombing kick-started a trend that was reported by Vox.