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OUr Story

“My name is Vanessa and in my mid twenties I moved to London for university.  Upon my arrival I found myself looking for extracurricular activities that could serve as a distraction from my day at school which, is when I discovered guerrilla gardening.  I met Richard Reynolds, aka the Guerrilla Gardening Guru, and started joining him and his ‘troops’ on illicit night-time gardening missions. The more I guerrilla gardened, the more I recognized a need for tools that were specifically designed to facilitate this clandestine act of beautification. This is the moment the Subversive Gardener was born.  What began in London as a project has now grown into a non-profit organization that educates, inspires and supports guerrilla gardeners and urban farmers worldwide in their quest to transform urban environments into green spaces for all to enjoy.“