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GUERILLA GARDENING: Flowers Beautify Abandoned Flyer Box

Posted By Olivia Chen On June 2, 2009 @ 2:30 pm In Gardening | 2 Comments

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Hoping to bring some color and cheer to the streets of Toronto, Canada, street artist, Posterchild [2], decided to become a guerrilla gardener by potting six perky marigolds [3] in an abandoned flyer box. The newly-transformed planter box is illustrative of the point that forgotten pieces of urban furniture [4] 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 [2] 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 [5] and continue to embellish the city’s aesthetics.

Via Blade Diary [6]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=31808

[2] Posterchild: http://www.bladediary.com/about/

[3] marigolds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marigold_(common)

[4] forgotten pieces of urban furniture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/14/eco-art-urban-peels-henrique-oliveiras/

[5] guerrilla gardening: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/06/guerrilla-gardening-strategies-for-greening-the-hood/

[6] Blade Diary: http://www.bladediary.com/flyerplanterboxes/

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