Gallery: Guerrilla Grafters Secretly Graft Fruit-Bearing Branches onto ...


We’ve heard of guerrilla gardening, and we’ve heard of grafting plants — but guerrilla grafting? That’s new to us. For the past two years, a group that calls themselves Guerrilla Grafters have been secretly grafting fruit-bearing scions onto ornamental, non-fruiting trees in San Francisco. City officials contend that Guerrilla Grafters are breaking the law, but their actions have been celebrated by proponents of urban agriculture. And they have been included in the US pavilion’s Spontaneous Interventions exhibit at the Venice Biennale.

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  1. sabrina99 December 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Such awesomeness!!!!!

  2. michael c. pacis May 17, 2014 at 3:07 am

    You’re doing good, God Bless You. It is one way to fight hunger…

  3. Derek Henry May 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    does my heart good to read this article my take is it adds to a healthy ecosystem

  4. John Bradshaw January 8, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Fruit bearing trees will mess the streets for sure. Not only will they attract rodents but will also attract pests like Scales, Whiteflies, and Mealybugs. Apart from the cons of fruit bearing trees I think grafting fruit trees is a real art and something that will be taken more seriously in the near future.

  5. john89 September 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    what the hell is the point of planting fruit trees that dont fruit?
    how town has fruit trees and nut trees all over the place and yes they fruit.

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