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GUERILLA GARDENING: Flowers Beautify Abandoned Flyer Box
Posted By Olivia Chen On June 2, 2009 @ 2:30 pm In Design,Gardening and Plants | 2 Comments
Hoping to bring some color and cheer to the streets of Toronto, Canada, street artist, Posterchild , decided to become a guerrilla gardener by potting six perky marigolds  in an abandoned flyer box. The newly-transformed planter box is illustrative of the point that forgotten pieces of urban furniture  may be used to beautify the streets of the Canadian city with very little effort.
Upon realizing that graffiti artists often use flyer boxes for acts of urban mischief, Posterchild  pondered how the interior could be used for public benefit. By potting plants, he “leaves the sides open for writers and artists,” – and one can only hope that they will be inspired by this simple, inventive act of guerrilla gardening  and continue to embellish the city’s aesthetics.
Via Blade Diary 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=31808
 Posterchild: http://www.bladediary.com/about/
 marigolds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marigold_(common)
 forgotten pieces of urban furniture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/14/eco-art-urban-peels-henrique-oliveiras/
 guerrilla gardening: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/06/guerrilla-gardening-strategies-for-greening-the-hood/
 Blade Diary: http://www.bladediary.com/flyerplanterboxes/
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