Following the worldwide movement of Guerilla Gardening operations are being organised to turn Paris green.
Guerilla gardening is a protest movement which started in the 1970’s in the United States. The basic idea is for people to regain control over the urban environment through the plantation of different types of fruits and vegetables in public spaces. It is considered illegal in France.
Guerilla gardening is quite famous in France. In 2012, “Gaby” one of the French activists described the movement during the TEDxParisSalon talks:
A number of operations have been carried out in Paris:
For more information about the French movement you can check out the following links:
Guerilla Gardening France: http://guerilla-gardening-france.fr/wordpress/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/101361295020/photos/
Le Monde article: http://alternatives.blog.lemonde.fr/2013/04/19/cinq-idees-originales-pour-jardiner-sa-ville/