Guerrilla Gardening started in the seventies, it’s an attempt by activists to counter the ever-present industrialization of our cities. These people live their days with seed in their pockets. They drop the seeds in crevasses between pavements, or plant it in garbage filled ground in the inner-city. Every seed is meant to be a project of hope, a story of potential redemption. Anna Hunter describes the effort,
"In the barren urban landscape of slate-grey concrete, a single blade of grass poking up through the pavement is a symbol of hope that demonstrates the power of nature to overcome all attempts to suffocate her. This restorative ability is inspiring activists to take back space from concrete and cars, to re-establish green surroundings and reconnect to our source of life, the land"
We are called to be Guerrilla Gardeners, seed sowers in the
A prayer, a smile, a plea for forgiveness, an act of kindness, a generous
heart, a sharing of resources, an act of subversion, an email of encouragement,
the relieving of debt, sharing a meal – these are all seed in the kingdom
gardeners’ arsenal. Seed on! kingdom of God
I think Jesus was a guerrilla gardener planting seed in hopeless places believing in the power