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GG & Planning by Mind Map: GG & Planning
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GG & Planning

Urban Land (Where, Planning)

Community Gardens

Communities of Plants/People

Government Programs

Board of Public Works, LA's new Parkway rules

Planning Depts, Adopt a Flower Bed

City Parks

Park Classifications, Old, Active, Passive, New, Ppl->Ppl, Pp->Nature, Nature->Nature

GG (Who & How)



Formation of Organizations,


theatre, staging of realism versus law/nature vs man, protests to protect guerrilla gardens using theatrical proactivism

protest, PARKing

resilience, Seedbombs

proactivism, natural resilience



LA & Hollywood




So Cal


Orgs, Utah, Pure Genius, Have på en nat, May Day 200, International Sunflower May Day Event, Leaf St. Community Garden, Abahlali baseMjondolo,, Richmond, VA birdhouses and gardens, Australia's GG, GG TV show, Melbourne, "Permablitz"

Private Vs. Public (Why)

Private vs. Public How do we own living things? Do we prohibit people from using them? Living things have certain properties that make them distinctly different than physical possessions. Plants provide a more basic intrinsic value by performing primary ecological functions. Plants have aspects that are better for sharing considering their production, where as pets are more so tied to people via relationships.  

Plants as functioning organisms

Ecosystem services

Place Appropriation

Illegality of GG

fine line btwn legal and illegal

legality of gene patents

disgressions between definitions btwn man's vs. nature's law


Corporate control of biological diversity through the food economy

Patenting Life?

Plants as Possessions

Plants as Living creatures

Tragedy of the Commons

Reductionist mind set versus a productionist mindset


plant life



incrementalism in government

changes must be triggered by public action

Seeds (What)


Diversity of Plant Species,, fighting monocult

native plant area reclamation

Dangers of uninformed GG'ers

Dangers of Urban Farming, leaching of toxic chemicals into food crops

Erosion Control measures

Appropriate Planting

Social-Ecological System

Food Deserts

Urban Heat Sinks, resolved by natural processes (tree

ecosystem services

1649 - Right Now (When)


The First 'Organic', Fukuoka Masanobu, Lady Eve Balfour, Sir Albert Howard, Ruth Stout, John "Appleseed" Chapman, Liz Christy, Gerrard Winstanley

Solutions and Conclusions

Approach for Guerrilla Gardening

The Common Studio, Greenaid, retrofitting gum-ball machines to disperse seed bombs, (C)urban Ecology

Future of Urban greenspace

Fruit sharing programs, LA, Portland, Florida

NAG, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, Open Space Programs

Public/Private Partnerships

Tree People, Urban Forest Community