On May 1, which is International Sunflower Guerilla Gardening Day, add some colour to your neighbourhood by sowing sunflower seeds. On International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day, participants are encouraged to cultivate sunflowers in their communities. People who live in regions where the temperature is too cold for sunflowers to flourish may cultivate alternative, seasonally-appropriate plants. Gardening on land over which the cultivators have no legal rights is known as “guerrilla gardening.” The majority of the time, guerrilla gardeners plant on abandoned or neglected land to make it more aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly.
The background of International Sunflower Guerilla Gardening Day
The first well-known guerilla cultivators were Gerrard Winstanley of the Diggers in Surrey, England, and John “Appleseed” Chapman of Ohio, United States of America.
Liz Christy and her Green Guerrilla organisation coined the term “guerrilla gardening” in New York’s Bowery Houston neighbourhood in 1973. They created a garden on an abandoned private lot. Although volunteers continue to maintain the site, it is now under the protection of the city’s parks department. The first of May is International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day. It was founded by a group of Brussels guerilla cultivators in 2007.
Guerrilla gardening is documented in more than 30 countries worldwide, and evidence of it is readily available online in a number of guerrilla gardening social networking groups and guerrilla gardening community websites. Bob Crombie, an Australian gardener, coined the term “bewildering” to characterise the practise.
Guerrilla gardening is the practise of cultivating food, plants, and blossoms on land without legal permission, such as on abandoned sites, neglected areas, or private property. It encompasses a broad range of individuals and goals, from gardeners who exceed their legal boundaries to gardeners with political agendas who use guerrilla gardening as a form of protest or direct action to effect change. Guerrilla gardening is the practise of cultivating plants on non-gardener-owned land, such as an abandoned lot or a roundabout. Some guerilla gardeners have torn up pavements in an effort to reclaim space.
INTERNATIONAL SUNFLOWER GUERILLA GARDENING DAY ACTIVITIES
Start your own private garden.
They enhance the environment, purify the air, and add vibrancy to your day! Enhance your garden’s appeal today!
Post photographs of sunflowers on social media.
Take some breathtaking photographs of the sunflowers around you and share them on social media. Demonstrate to everyone you know how charming they are.
Check out a community garden.
Depending on where you inhabit, community gardens may be off-limits. If you are fortunate enough to be accepted, make the most of the opportunity! Walk to your local community garden for extra exercise if you are able.
INTERNATIONAL SUNFLOWER GUERILLA GARDENING DAY DATES