Guerrilla gardening gets electrified
The Los Angeles Guerrilla Gardening group gets around town quietly in a plug-in Prius that carries drought-tolerant plants that will beautify urban spaces.
Tue, May 31 2011 at 5:40 PM
Photo: Still from Toyota Prius Project's "Charged Life: LA Guerrilla Gardening"
A couple months ago, I wrote about how a grassroots group called L.A. Guerrilla Gardening
is mixing rock 'n' roll with urban beautification
— through a fun day-long event in which Angelenos planted a bunch of gardens near Metro Red Line stations, with local bands performing while local gardeners worked. That event drew a lot of gardeners, but often it's just a few people who work rather surreptitiously on these surreptitious green projects — since guerrilla gardeners don't ask for permission before planting. They go ahead and beautify first — and apologize later, if necessary.
Apparently, the gardeners have been taking on their quiet task of late with the help of a quiet plug-in Prius, provided by Toyota as part of the company's Toyota Prius Projects
. Watch this short video to see the guerrilla gardeners at work!
Wondering why the gardeners are so often working in the rain in so-called sunny Southern California? Well, we've had an extremely wet year this year. Want to lend a hand at these gardening events? Sign up for L.A. Guerrilla Gardening
's newsletter, and join the group's Facebook community page
to get in on the last-minute requests for help on super-secret projects.
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