Subversive Gardener Celebrates Radical Gardening in New Video Series – PRNewswire

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Subversive Gardener Celebrates Radical Gardening in New Video Series – PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Subversive Gardener has launched a free video series on YouTube highlighting urban gardening practices. Each video offers a glimpse into the world of creative problem solvers and celebrates their efforts to make their communities more sustainable.

One such problem solver is Richard Reynolds, who began planting flowers secretly at night outside his tower block in South London nearly thirteen years ago. 

“I was frustrated with the vast amounts of vested land, just neglected, shabby, ugly,” explains Reynolds.

Since then, his guerrilla gardening efforts and those of his neighbors have transformed the neglected space in their neighborhood into a beautiful garden and community space.

Like Reynolds, Williamsburg-based resident Alix Kivlin and her fellow community members have turned a once-neglected space into the thriving communal area known as The Heckscher Foundation Children’s Garden. In this space, community members share garden plots, host events and workshops, and work to keep the garden free, open, and accessible.

Kivlin explains, “When the gates are open, they’re open to everyone.”

The Subversive Gardener’s video series also celebrates the work
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