Toronto Public Space Committee Guerrilla Gardeners

TPSC Guerrilla Gardeners Seedbomb Parkdale


Yesterday evening, I joined the Toronto Public Space Committee's Guerrilla Gardeners on a seedbombing outing to try to bring out a little bit more of the 'park' in Parkdale. Dozens of pre-made "seedbombs" (mixed local flower seeds with soil wrapped in biodegradable plastic bags) were thrown alongside train tracks and onto a strip of neglected ground between a chain-link fence and graffiti-heavy wall.

The public daylight approach to guerrilla gardening was directed softly towards open community-building and a couple driving by on their way home stopped to ask what exactly we were all doing throwing what appeared to be bags of dog doo onto the train tracks. After being given an explanation, they asked if they could take a few home to toss into an area of their back alley.

The seeds were already sprouting inside the bags and the bags should decompose in a matter of weeks, so I'm going to try to check up on and photograph them when I'm in the area.


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