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Social activists find a cause as urban ‘guerrilla gardeners’

Advocates call it civil disobedience with a green twist

Gardeners made what they described as seed bombs during a recent workshop in the nation’s capital. Gardeners made what they described as seed bombs during a recent workshop in the nation’s capital. (Sarah L. Voisin/Washington Post)
By Emily Wax
Washington Post / April 22, 2012
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A phenomenon known as activist gardening is taking off this spring in cities such as Portland, Detroit, Baltimore and Washington, where young urbanites are redefining the seemingly fusty pastime as a tool for social change. This is civil disobedience with a twist: Vegetable patches and sunflower gardens planted on decrepit medians and in derelict lots in an effort to beautify inner-city eyesores or grow healthful food in neighborhoods with limited access to fresh food.

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