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Secret Gardener

As the cold mist rolls of the Atlantic, Cape Town’s guerilla gardeners come out to play, transforming every lamppost and fence on Tableview’s beach front into a mini floral kingdom.

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Guerrilla Gardening

If the name, conjures up images of covert operations, war and destruction – well guerilla gardening can’t be further from that, minus the fact that it is illegal in many countries! In cities across the world activists are taking over neglected public spaces and transforming them into urban gardens. Volunteers come form all walks of life, but with one mission to destroy urban blight and beautify their neighborhoods. In this video Mr. Stamen and Roly Poly from LA Guerrilla Gardening, share how they practice urban beautification with guerrilla tactics like seed bombing!

How to make a tilt-out window garden

This drawbridge-style window garden, named Volet Végétal, was created by Paris-based design and architecture firm BarreauCharbonnet is the perfect solution for people who are living in apartments with no garden or balcony.
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The Lowline

Inspired by the Highline on the West Side of Manhattan, The Lowline aims transform an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the world’s first underground park. It will be a new kind of public space, using solar technology for natural illumination, and cutting edge design to capture and highlight a very special industrial space.

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Cangro – upside down planters

Cangro is turning the world of gardening literally on its head! Demonstrating that plants can grow and thrive in an upside down world.

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Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.

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Working on Climate Change

New Episode of Ecobuzz:

On the 10/10/2010 people from around joined the 350.org Global Work Party – taking action against climate change. In Observatory, Cape Town, the community worked hard to transform a disused urban space into organic vegetable gardens.