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Global Forum / Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
« Last post by regreen on April 02, 2020, 02:04:09 AM »
That little clump of green in the photo,  that looks like it's floating in air,  just under the branches on the right side of the big tree is a jacaranda tree. My girlfriend grew it from a seed from a tree down the street from our house. It's about 7 feet tall.
Um, do any of you do your homework first?  Don't know where you're at, but Jacaranda is invasive in most places outside of Central/South America... 

Hopefully, ecology, native restoration, and applicable permaculture and organic gardening methods are used as guiding principles in GG...and not just, hey there's a bare spot, let's fill it with something purdy??? :-\
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Global Forum / The Atlas project
« Last post by Juyon on March 24, 2020, 01:08:36 PM »
Hello, as my little introduction, I decided to post about a recent project of mine.
As the recent epidemic has frozen all sales of my microgreens business, I've decided to start a different part of it, the Atlas nursery.

Atlas is supposed to be a nursery containing many usefull plants for permaculture and food forest projects, but also a great source for my guerrilla gardening activities.  ;D

I had accumulated a lot of seeds for this project over the years, but never started it before today. I'm not sure what percentage of them will germinate, but I started a few thousand seeds of :

Cornelian cherry, highbush cranberry, Apple rose, Siberian crabapple, black locust, black alder, sea buckthorn, wild alpine strawberry, lavender, riverbank and cultivated grape, comfrey, scarlet bee balm, catalpa, lupine, echinacea, lys martagon, wonderberry, calendula, lovage, garlic. 

I also have plan to get some nice mother plants to get cuttings from.


https://imgshare.io/images/2020/03/24/20200323_221022.jpg



Let the germination begin !
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Global Forum / Re: Community Gardening Insight
« Last post by Juyon on March 23, 2020, 01:43:24 PM »
I worked in a community garden for a season, so I'll try to answer some of your questions.
First, it was a collective garden, so everybody worked together on the whole garden and got weekly vegetable boxes in exchange.
This made the whole thing more fun, because it created a sense of community, it wasn't just a place where a bunch of strangers had a little plot of land to themselves, it was a group effort.

Also, it helped that the garden has an experienced head gardener and two employees that guided the groups of participants and helped plan the garden well every years.

The best part about this king of community garden is that everybody had something to teach the others and something to learn. It wasn't a relationship of student and teacher, but more of an equal one.
The worst thing was the lack of control. The decisions came to the head gardener in the end, so if he set in his ways, it was hard to try any kind of innovation.

For example, there was a small 'permaculture' section in the garden, but the head gardener clearly didn't understand anything about it, because it was just a raised bed with a few fruit trees where he would plant something else under, like squash for example. I tried for a year to get permission to add any kind of nitrogen fixing plant, even brought the plants myself, but he refused  any proposition.
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I'd definitely loveeee to attend!

I hope you guys send me some heads up so I can follow up.

btw, love this thread and people on this forum, so much passion here - Keep it up!!!
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Gordana
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Here is some further info about my landscaping business: 

It's interesting how much information is on this Guerilla Gardening, even info on where to buy certain landscaping items!  I love it.  Thank you guys :bowing:

Mark Peters
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Republic of Ireland / Re: Canal+
« Last post by lerodmanj on March 16, 2020, 09:01:23 AM »
Hello there! This is my first comment here, so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your articles.
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Gloucestershire / Re: Anybody in Gloucester / Cheltenham need a helper?
« Last post by cydonia9 on March 09, 2020, 05:24:14 PM »
Anyone in Cheltenham / Gloucester still active on here..? If so lets get planning!
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Count me in for an event like this!!  My Landscaping business could really use a shot in the arm with ideas.  Inspiration is the mother of innovation!

Mark Peters
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I'd also like to attend another event like this! Hopefully we can make this work again.

Alex Karpf
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Liverpool / GG in Toxteth
« Last post by GG on March 01, 2020, 12:13:26 PM »
Hi I am planning to start guerrilla gardening around Toxteth- if anyone is interested in joining feel free to send me a message!
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