Gardening as an act of revolution? Believe it. Rogue planters push the law to sow the city.


Guerilla gardener “Scott” stops for a minute to lo(o)k over his median garden along Loynes Drive in Long Beach May 13, 2008. Scott has been tending the median garden since the 1990’s, planting succulents from his own home garden.

Some may ask if I approve of this outrageous and illegal and highly dangerous activity.

I do approve. Here, I wrote a poem about it:

Gardens appear
plantings in medians
trees in abandoned lots
making fresh air