Tuesday, May 1, 2012

International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day

Today is International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day.
Never heard of it, join the club. But...

    Guerrilla gardening is not your grandmother's Sunday garden club. It's an underground movement. It targets populated urban areas, often strategically located - highly walked downtown sites, sometimes struck under the cover of darkness...

Guerrilla gardening is gardening on land that you do not have a legal right to use. These sites are mostly abandoned or neglected by their legal owners. They are eyesores, aesthetically dangerous, or both. The Guerrillas come in and clear the land of trash and overgrowth, planting crops or flowers in their place. These random acts of beautification are sometimes carried out at night or in broad daylight to promote the ideas of reconsideration of land ownership for the benefit of the community.

However lofty their goals, however beautiful their results...
they are still outlaw Guerrilla Gardeners.


The Historical Inebriant:  The Che Guevara


  • 4 cl Dark rum
  • Ginger Ale
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Syrup
  • Slices of lime

Muddle 3-4 large slices of lime with mint, add some Angostura Bitters and a touch of syrup.
Fill with ice, dark rum and shake fast. Top with Ginger Ale.

On this day in 1707, The Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England with the Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.

The was just the first of many unions and alliances concerning England, Great Britain, The United Kingdom,  The British Commonwealth, etc., none of which I have ever fully understood. C.G.P. Grey, however, does - and here is his amazingly clear and simple presentation.

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