Pot Hole guerrilla gardening

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Pot Hole guerrilla gardening
« on: February 10, 2010, 09:55:07 PM »
Ages ago I saw some pictures online of pot hole guerrilla gardening in Mexico, in Tijuana I think. Anyway, I forgot about it and never managed to speak to the person responsible for these rather startling (if incredibly short lived and incredibly dangerous to plant) gardens!

Today I was reminded of pot hole guerrilla gardening with an article in the newspaper about Pete Dungey who has been planting up pot holes in Oxford, England. Here's the report, which includes a link to his website

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2010/feb/10/potholes-cycling

And then I googled and found there's now a decent album of the Tijuana garden on Flickr here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shannonspanhake/sets/72157604237796010/

And there's this project in California:

http://potholegardens.org/Home.html

Inspiring, (if you don't mind your garden being obliterated pretty quickly - though perhaps some survive in between the tracks of the wheels, I'd be facsinatined to see a time lapse film of the creation and destruction of one.


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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 03:50:11 PM »
this is the bee's knees. I have some sites picked out already...!!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 01:22:10 PM »
This very morning...132,    (232)






edited to rotate pics 1+2 90 degrees.
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« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 05:12:12 PM by tampopo »

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 09:19:25 PM »
Nice work! And with the website stenciled out and everything...

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 03:18:57 PM »
thanks cb,

I was in town yesterday afternoon and the whole thing has been removed, including the topsoil I'd brought in.

I was up early this morning, OH has to work today, and was tempted to replant-in fact I'd brought plants with me yesterday, to do just that, but the topsoil was gone-so decided against it. It's a real tourist pub in the background and today will be All Day Drinking!!! Maybe at the weekend, I'll venture in and try again.

The stencil was not as clear as before, not sure if it was from foot traffic or had been deliberately worn away.

one loves a challenge!!!

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Re: Pot Hole guerrilla gardening
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 03:04:47 PM »
Be persistent!  ;D

(what does OH mean?)

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 04:31:43 PM »
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Well, I was persistent at cannonsblazing's insistence. She made me do it!
Last Sunday morning, about 11am.



Looking towards Westmoreland Street.


and thanks to the nice couple of diners in The Alamo restaurant for allowing me to commandeer their pitcher of water to water the plants in! Thank youuuu!
Looking towards Temple Bar Square




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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 04:35:07 PM »
I had a bit of soil and some plants left over, so I filled a hole in Anglesea Street.
A bit near the kerb...




Looking towards Blooms Hotel/College Green


Looking towards the river Liffey...


it's so much fun!

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Re: Pot Hole guerrilla gardening
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 04:51:17 PM »
Yeah yeah, blame the innocent Swede  ;)

A stunning impression, T!

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010, 07:29:33 PM »
I was going to go for this, just down the street...



I'll show what happened next week.

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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2010, 05:25:16 PM »
the opportunity presents itself sooner than I'd expected...

In their infinite wisdom, the city fathers,(road maintenance, at least) decided to hell with the Cultural Quarter, the Tourist Hotspot, the authentic cobblestone look, and filled in the hole with, not flowers, but dirty black tarmac.

Well done lads.
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2010, 03:37:55 PM »
The bloody eejits, it's almost impossible to remove tarmac from cobble stone!!! AAARRGH, it'd taken about 30 mins to relay the cobble stones instead. The landscaping engineer to be does NOT approve!  >:(

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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2010, 02:05:59 PM »
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someone's very efficient (And someone has a nice shoe/foot) but I can't see what the plaque reads...can anyone help me out?


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Re: Pot Hole guerrilla gardening
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2010, 06:21:52 PM »
Look what I stumbled over!

« Last Edit: October 09, 2010, 06:43:33 PM by cannonsblazing »

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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2011, 05:54:28 PM »
What a wonderfully creative idea, so glad to stumble across this thread.  
« Last Edit: March 25, 2011, 05:27:43 PM by cannonsblazing »

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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2013, 09:27:20 PM »
meh, thought I'd bring everyone up to date with Reply 12....

first, I thought, "don't walk on the flowers!!!!!"




then, I realised I shoulda been saying...

"don't paint road markings on the pot hole guerrilla garden site...."!



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