Guerrillagardening.org is leading a movement in making use of neglected land for growing corn, lettuce, flowers, and basically any type of plant. The word has been spread very well about this project; many people in the U.S. and Europe have invested time into it. There are different ways to contribute, such as donating money and equipment, or finding unused soil and planning a gardening day. For people participating, the website allows you to post pictures and information on your projects, this allows more publicity for the project overall. Another way the site puts itself out there is through social networking sites such as, Facebook, and Twitter. The press has also spread word of Guerilla Gardening, which caused controversy and support for the risky project.
The downside to this organization is that it is illegal to take land that does not belong to the people. Although I would not see why the authorities would stop such a good cause, there is always a possibility that they might. Guerilla gardening makes our streets and buildings less bland. It also allows people to learn more about cultivating the land. By exploring this website I have been reminded how valuable every area of land is. It’s very vital to keep up not only the looks of our environment, but also the health. There has been many successful “troop digs” for the program, the high rate of success only strengthens them. More people should support this site, as it helps the citizens feel that they did their part in taking care of our environment.