Green Squadron Command, April 4th


The brilliant Guerilla Gardener arrives at Mr Lawrence tomorrow night to awaken Brockley's sleeper cell.

Lewisham Green Drinks is a monthly get-together for anyone with an interest in green/environmental issues. It takes place on the 1st Monday of every month from 7.30pm at Mr Lawrence Wine Bar, 389 Brockley Road, SE4 2PH.

Tomorrow night's event will be a special one, as the Guerilla Gardener will be there to issue his commands. Go to bed at a reasonable hour tonight, to make you're sharp for tomorrow.

Sue Luxton has emailed to stress that this is a green event, rather than a Green event.

- A quick note on coverage of local party politics. When we occasionally cover local political events, we usually receive a few grumbles about favouritism. The rule is - parties get bonus points for making an effort - come up with a new idea, organise an interesting event or make a video and we might run a story. Don't and we definitely won't.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Nick, I'd forgotten about the interview you did with Richard.

Howson Road said...

I would definitely hear about things from local political parties on here such as events, videos, etc. than not have a clue about what they are doing in the local area.

Anonymous said...

ALL ARE WELCOME...

This event is for all who are interested in the environment and all things green and this partuicular talk by the famous guerilla gardener should be of interest to gardeners, anarchists and all those who believe in direct action.

It is not a Green Party event although many will be there I expect.

Please come and hear about positive green direct action...

Brockley Nick said...

Hmmm, well done anon, I think you might have put a few people off with your alarming use of caps and references to anarchists. Richard's basically a mild-mannered ad industry bloke who believes in making life incrementally more pleasant through the imaginative use of seeds.

mb said...

He's destroying the state from the inside man. One shrub at a time.

Tressilliana said...

Clashes with the final of University Challenge! Surely no one would contemplate leaving the sofa this evening?

Tamsin said...

There are such things as recording devices. And if those who were in teams (and all the audience) can keep quiet about the results for the months since it actually took place I would have thought your family and friends could hold back on the news until you get home and have a chance to watch it later in the evening.

Tressilliana said...

Tamsin, you are a good and decent person and willing to put yourself out for your community. I am not, and I am an uber-nerd. Missing the final of University Challenge for me is unthinkable.

Not that I'd have gone anyway - I'm also deeply unsociable.

Anonymous said...

@Brockley Nick

Guerilla gardening is greening public land by direct action.

If one is a 'big society' Tory that could appeal if one is a little bit naughty.

It could appeal to socialists, greens and liberals and extremely unorthodox Tories.

btw...you don't understand the meaning of anarchist or at least the peaceful variety.

Anonymous said...

more info on Guerilla Gardening here;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_gardening

on Wikipedia or here:

http://www.guerrillagardening.org/ggtips.html

http://www.guerrillagardening.org/ggseedbombs.html

Anonymous said...

the Facebook Ad for this event has gone down for some reason.

Anonymous said...

I've just been to the talk. Richard Reynolds is delightful. He's nothing like a black (or green) bloc anarchist. He's like a seed and bulb fairy, bring floral joy to neglected public spaces.

Anonymous said...

anyone else go?

Mb said...

Most people don't know what anarchism is, including I suspect the numpties throwing bins at Santander. I think the point that nick is trying to make is that people who are attracted by the idea of a bit of sneaky planting will be put off by the association, wrongly probably, with the bin throwers.

Do you see?

drakefell debaser said...

I don't understand why this activity needs to be divided along party lines. If you are interested in gardening then you would probably want to get involved.

Are there any examples of guerilla gardening in Brockley?

Boo! said...

"I don't understand why this activity needs to be divided along party lines."

It's not. But the word anarchy is powerful...rawr!!! lol

Alex said...

There's definitely one example of guerrilla gardening in Brockley on St. Margaret's Rd. I believe this is tended to by a lady or around 80years of age!

Sue can probably fill in the gaps...

Myself and a friend did some a few years back when I first got into GG. Nice lot of daffodil bulbs along Adelaide Avenue certainly brightened things up in the spring.

Delily said...

Lots of interesting things came up at the talk last night, but one thing it inspired me to do was to plant some bee attracting plants. I have to do some research on what exactly but generally wildflowers, forget-me-nots. )If there are budding horticulturalists out there, do tell me if I got that right or wrong.)
There's lots of honey makers in London and UK but bees seems to be on the wane, so they need a boost and plants are the answer.

greenthumb said...

Wild flowers, poppies, foxgloves - bumble bees are very fond of these, lupins etc. I think anything that has nice attractive flowers is of interest to bees.

Plant daisy and other open flowered plants to attract butterfly which are also important for pollination.

Delily said...

Thank you, yes that's it he mentioned a few of those and sunflowers. In fact on May 1st its International plant a sunflower day or similar. He mentioned that they are particularly good for guerrilla gardening as they don't need much watering. Oh and he mentioned that New Covent Garden Market is the place he gets a lot of the seeds and bulbs that he purchases, because it is good value.

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking of doing some guerilla gardening in New Cross and Deptford...

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