Big potholes call for big plants, right?
Daryl sent me this pic from Vanuatu.
Wowsers, there’s no missing those…
I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at TEDxPrague recently. The theme of the conference was Crossing Borders and I was able to show all of the wonderful pothole gardens I’ve been sent, with the new the world pothole garden map. I talked about creativity and how good it feels to get out there and create something – even if it’s as tiny and ephemeral as a pothole garden.
The other speakers were truly inspiring – from an ex-sex industry worker, to a career wedding guest, an Iceland marathon runner, and a scientist working out ways to store files in our DNA – the event was a great success. There was even a stilt walking circus during one of the breaks – amazing.
I managed some time to create a little garden on Marla Strana, near the famous Charles Bridge. We had some classic reactions from passers by.
Thanks again to the TEDxPrague team and the people of Praha for letting me experience your vibrant city.
This angleic little garden was sent to me yesterday from Osterburg, Germany – thanks Katrin!
And the Canadian pothole gardener who has been causing quite a stir sent me this great shot!
These will appear on the pothole garden map of the world. Thanks guys!
With The Chelsea Fringe in full swing, I recently got down and dirty in Chelsea to create this little garden in the shadow of Battersea Power Station. If you’re in London, check out what they’re up to.
I’ve just been sent this great little garden from New Zealand. Thanks so much, it’s wonderful! I’ve begun a pothole garden map of the world to map all of the wonderful pothole gardens sent to me, why not get out gardening and then add your creation to the map?
I had a wonderful email from Udo Reichle-Röber last week, entitled “Our roads are crumbling. So we let them flourish …” It seems another keen pothole gardener has popped up, this time in Northern Germany.
Have a look at his great little gardens and some of the attention he has been receiving.
Here’s his great little video.
These lovely little gardens were sent to me recently from Hong Kong. They were part of TEDXHappyValley, and were part of a micro series which included a MicroVillage, some MicroDesign, a selection of MicroGraphics, a MicroTalk and a MicroInstallation.
The series momentarily transformed a colourful lane way in Tai Hang into micro-galleries. A small part of the community who were initially grumpy at the installation, are now loving it and want it to remain there!
I understand a local builder has now taken to watering the pothole gardens!
For more information on the installation check out TEDXHappyValley.