Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Guerilla gardening in the UK (report)
Urban Agriculture (UA) is an emerging field in the academic world.
Yet the idea of illegal or ‘informal’ urban gardening is neglected. Guerrilla
gardening is "the illicit cultivation of someone else's land" and has a long tradition across the globe. It is not restricted to food production but also includes the beautification of space with flowers and other plants. In Greater Manchester, several forms of UA exist with guerrilla gardening being one of them. Although local people and organisations might not know the term guerrilla gardening, they practice it. This report gives a view on the (il)legal urban agriculture scene in Greater Manchester.