The National Honor Society for Horticulture at Virginia Tech University recently launched a service project called Guerilla Gardening, an initiative focused on nonviolent direct action toward cultivating land. Students kicked off the project at night a couple weeks ago by planting pansies, violas and bulbs, and the group hopes to continue with the project throughout the year.
“[Students] just kind of take what they think has been misused or what they perceive to be misused or abandoned, and they assign a new purpose to it,” says Sarah Hall, president of the horticulture society. “We figured we’re horticulture majors and we like plants, (so) why not make (campus) beautiful–but do it secretly.”
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