Start your own Green revolution

MossBomb Experiment.
april 21, 2009, 3:13 pm
Filed under: Green Living, Guerilla gardening

I made some images of how i would think the mossbomb experiment works out.
Posters that are greenwashing their products will be mossbombed!!!

If you see posters in your neighbourhood and your sure there not telling the truth and commiting greenwash sins. MossBomb them.

I also have a mossbomb recipe on this website!





Moss bombs
april 14, 2009, 1:15 pm
Filed under: Green Spin The Hague, Greenwashing, Guerilla gardening


moss bombsMore DIY How To Projects

Vieuw the link if you want the recipe for the moss bombs!!


The guerrilla gardener’s seedbomb recipe
april 14, 2009, 1:07 pm
Filed under: Green Spin The Hague, Guerilla gardening


For those hard to reach public spaces, the guerrilla gardener has a weapon: seedbombs.

Here’s the recipe:

5 parts dry red clay*
3 parts dry organic compost
1 part seed**
1 – 2 parts water

* Red Art Clay this is the stuff that potters use.

**seeds: Drought-tolerant Wildflowers

Guerilla gardening against greenwashing
april 13, 2009, 12:45 pm
Filed under: Green Spin The Hague, Greenwashing, Guerilla gardening | Tags: , ,


I’m thinking of a nice action to inform people about greenwash advertisements on the streets.
Got any ideas?

Post it here!

Guerilla gardening Inspiration
april 13, 2009, 12:19 pm
Filed under: Guerilla gardening | Tags:


Buy some plants or seeds!!! and start digging!


1. Spot some local orphaned land.
You will be amazed how many little grubby patches of unloved public space there are. Neglected flower beds, concrete planters sprouting litter and untamed plants, bare plots of mud. Chose one close to home, perhaps you pass it on the way to the shops or work, and appoint yourself it’s parent. This will make it much easier to look after in the long term and reduce the risk of straying into a dangerous neighbourhood.
2. Plan a mission.
Make a date in the diary for an evening attack, when trouble-making busy bodies are out of sight. Invite supportive friends, or perhaps enrole supportive strangers by announcing your attack in the Guerrilla Gardening Community
3. Find a local supply of plants.
The cheaper the better. For city dwellers think local DIY stores, supermarkets and whole salers. The cheapest plants are ones that are free. Sometimes garden centres will have spare plants to give you for the cause. Or befriend someone with a garden (you might even be lucky and have a garden yourself). Think of these private spaces as the training camps for harvesting seeds, cuttings and plants hardened for their big adventure in the wilds of public space. If you have things going spare please leave a message in the Community forum for guerrillas near to where you live.
4. Choose plants for front line battle.
Think hardy – resistant to water shortages and the cold, and in some locations pedestrian trampling! These plants need to look after themselves a lot of the time. Think impactful – colour, ever green foliage, scale. These plants need to really make a difference, for as much of the year as possible. Visit the Community to get advice about specific plants for your part of the world, and to share your horticultural advice with the less experienced. In London I use a lot of herbs like Lavander and Thyme, tulip bulbs, shurbs.
5. Get some Wellington Shoes.
Whilst protecting your feet from mud and providing good purchase on a fork, these rubber shoes also don’t look too obviously “agricultural” as the usual boot, and blend in well with the urban environment. I’ve even worn these clubbing. Andy (233) wrapped his white trainers in carrier bags which worked very effectively, and enables a very convincing clean-footed get-away should you want to whip them off quickly.
6. Bag some bags.
Plastic bags, bin liners (not only can they keep your feet clean), but they are essential for clearing up the deteritous of war. Weeds, litter, flower pots, and pebbles need to be carried away. For gentle work recuse wind blown carrier bags or for more serious gardening reuse compost bags or giant sacks from builder’s merchants. The thick plastic does not rip and you can lug a great deal in them to a nearby bin.
7. Regular Watering. One of the responsibilities of a Guerrilla Gardener is ongoing tendering. Water is short in many parts of the world, even drissly old London. The Guerrilla Gardener must usually carry water (though I know of New York guerrillas who have keys to road side hydrants!) I have used petrol cannisters, they are the perfect water-tight, efficiently-packed portable transportation. But it has caused passers-by to ask if I am a nocturnal arsonist. Julie (159) came up with the genius idea of using old water dispenser bottles. Here she is with the bounty from her office! They work extremely well.
8. Seed bombs.
For gardening those areas where access is difficult or a long dig is unsuitable, use a seed bombs – seeds and soil wrapped in an explosive capsule or moulded together. The 1970s New York green guerrillas bizarrly recommended using polluting plastic and glass containers but these days guerrillas just mould soil, clay and seeds together or have been known to make delicate bombs by sucking out chicken eggs and filling them with seeds and soil.

More info at!