Food Politics + Justice

Published on April 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe


Spotted: Miniature Guerrilla Garden in Atlanta

Miniature Guerrilla Garden

I was out walking the dog earlier this week when I spotted this awesome mini guerrilla garden in my neighborhood here in Atlanta. Some savvy gardener dug up the useless grass that lines the curb on the rest of this street and planted food instead. Could you imagine the difference it would make if all those miles and miles of curb grew food instead of grass and ground cover?

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

4 Responses to Spotted: Miniature Guerrilla Garden in Atlanta

  1. john says:

    also you can feed the poor and not get busted, like you have in america now

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  3. DiablosBlanco says:

    We’ve been working land held by an “investment group” for the past few years– and fed a few dozen off it. Urban neighborhood, older, ethnic, this garden has served as a rallying-point on which to fend-off these yuppie investor’s condo-idea– and so far, we’ve won: aside from one paid-off, lapdog politico who quickly went into hiding in the face of widespread community dissent (100% opposition to the project!), the zoning board and other political figures have fallen in line and dare not F with the garden!

    Lesson: a direct and visible benefit to the community will engender the support of the community, and it doesn’t get any more visible and direct than what’s on the dinner table.

  4. Grazyna says:

    Great idea but not doable in my area. Rabbits love lettuce and there are plenty of them here. But they don’t like herbs and this what I grow on my front yard.
    American dream is to have a nice lawn in front of the house, no? I also planted few trees and bushes and then was criticized that I don’t have a lawn like everybody …

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