There is a growing guerrilla gardening movement in Buenos Aires. One such eco-group is Articultores – an international group of artists, environmentalists and activists hell-bent on increasing the verdancy of the city through collaborations and fun guerrilla tactics.
The newest initiative, Módulo Verde Urbano (Urban Green Module) is in partnership with the San Martin Theatre – a performance and cultural center. Articultores will launch mini planters, serving as portable garden beds ideal for people who live in apartments and don’t have access to outdoor space. It will share the design plan and host ‘how to’ seminars in and around the theatre, starting in October.
Articultores member Judith Villamayor says: “I like to develop social projects, and I think it’s best to do so to promote the exchange of free knowledge, ideas, and to bring people together who want to care for and protect the environment.”
The group also throws bombs – balls of clay-enriched soil loaded with mixed seeds – throughout the city in empty lots, doleful parks, and grassy nooks. Edible and free to all, their veggies are sprouting up where you’d least expect them.