Friday, 30 June 2017

Fukuoka seedballs for guerrilla gardening in city shafts

Some of my mates have a new flat in downtown Manhattan near South Street. I love that place. The view of the city is great - looking out from the balcony - but the view of the city looking down is rather dismal.

Manhattan's city blocks have these thin air shafts running through - a depressed early version of the shaft running through the Empire's Deathstar. - Looking down from the balcony at the little spots of soil in the shaft below I daydreamed of a small cryptoforest there.
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Photo 'Tenement Air Shaft Balcony' av William Bode
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A photo by New York photographer, John Albok


A photo of the bottom of an airshaft by PJ The Sprite in St. Paul
https://www.pinterest.de/pin/305963368418491858/

I see a role for metropolitan guerilla gardening using seedballs. This could easily be done following the exemplary methodologies of the No Work Farming Master Masanobu Fukuoka
http://www.ifoam.bio/en/masanobu-fukuoka



A photo of a seedball taken by Aravind Reddy in Bangalore Bombing on Green Mission near Bengaluru
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bombing-green-mission-near-bengaluru-aravind-reddy


More on how to make seedballs from the excellent book Freedom Gardens
http://freedomgardens.org/2010/10/04/make-your-own-seed-balls/




More radical seedball ideas from Seedballs R Us
http://www.seedballs.us/