Albuquerque guerrilla gardening in medians

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Albuquerque guerrilla gardening in medians
« on: December 17, 2010, 04:35:49 PM »
David wrote to me, and I'm sharing it here:

"Richard,

I am enjoying your Guerrilla Gardening tweets and website. Bravo for the
people taking unused parts of their common areas back!

A friend suggested what I did back in 1998-1999 as "guerrilla gardening" or
"moonlight gardening". I had no idea the former was an actual program! For
now, please enjoy; a detailed explanation should be posted soon:

http://desertedge.blogspot.com/2010/12/pirate-streetscape-11222010.html

In case you are unfamiliar with this area, we are >500 meters lower in
elevation and 100 km south than Santa Fe. The medians are in a "wetter" part
of Albuquerque, but it is still desert, averaging 25-30 cm of precipitation
/ year. Winters are mostly dry but cool, springs windy, summers hot with a
July-Sept "wet season", and autumns are mild. We get 75-80% of possible
sunshine, so cloudy weather is appreciated, esp. rain or snow. But for
native and adapted plants to higher deserts, it is heaven with care to
establish.

Keep up the great work!

David Cristiani

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Re: Albuquerque guerrilla gardening in medians
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 03:14:25 PM »
I wish he supplied the street he's on.  It'd be fun to drive by and see what he's done.