Jason Brock is creating Permaculture Gardens
5

patrons

$46
per month
Hi my name is Jason Brock and my vision is to make edible landscapes the norm, not the exception.  I believe Guerilla Gardening is one of the  groundbreaking actions that begin this transformation.  Thanks for taking the time to support my passion and my work to regenerate the neglected urban landscape.  I hope you join me on this incredible journey that connects us, feeds us and entertains us.  For as little as $1 a month you can lend a hand and make these gardens a reality.

 Yes, I have goals to reach and projects I'd like to complete, and yes I love permaculture and plants, but this is green activism we're practicing here too, raw and edgy, and full of freedom.  We're striking at the root.  And it feels great.  

With your support  I'll be able to build more soil, plant more starts, dig more holes, havest more veggies.  I'll be able to organize art and garden partys.  I'll be able to design murals, produce workshops to teach and write my book.  Whichever reward level you choose, you'll become a part of the story, part of the growth that connects us.  We must grow these gardens together.  Here are a few questions folks have already asked me:

FAQ

Q: What is a Guerrilla Garden?
A: Guerrilla gardening is the act of gardening on land that the gardeners do not have the legal rights to cultivate, such as abandoned sites, areas that are not being cared for, or private property. -Wikipedia  
Guerrilla Gardening is "transforming neglected public corners into adopted gardens." -Richard Reynolds, On Guerrilla Gardening.


Q: Are there specific locations you're interested in?
A:
Yes, Right now I am concentrating on the Bike Path Garden in Ventura, CA.  There are other locations that are on the list, most recent ones will be LA and Orange County, as I am in these areas frequently.  I'll keep you updated on the action.

Q:  What will you plant?
A:
I'll plant things that can be brought to the table, from Kale to radishes, onions and peppers, herbs of all kinds.  Education is nourishment for the mind, so I'll source plants that are native and edible or usable in some way.  Plants that capture all the senses. These gardens are seed starters for awareness, empowerment and peace.

Q: Can we visit the Guerrilla Gardens?  
A:
This is highly encouraged and necessary!  The community must love and care for their guerilla garden for it to grow to it's full potential.  So, yes, please visit and bring watering cans and extra plants. I encourage you to plant your own GG.  I'll be posting videos of my actions too.

Q: What hurdles are there when setting up a garden?
A:
It's a good idea to scope out the site before installing, dig carefully to avoid underground hazards (electrical, irrigation, gas lines, etc) Sometimes I bring orange cones to mark off the area so you don't get hit by cars or bikes, so folks don't trip and fall over materials etc.  Visibility is a good thing usually!  Water is always an issue, so DIY drip systems are helpful to install.  Still more to come in regular posts, so check back often.

Q: Is this legal?
A: The legal aspects of reclaiming neglected space are varied.  There is oftentimes a stage of negotiating with landowners and/or the city to bridge any legal backlash.  Remember, building community is necessary to keeping any installation alive, and the learning curve of negotiating for use of space is empowering.  Sometimes I plant first anyway, and ask questions later.  Why? Because seeing is believing.  I almost always reach out to local collectives and community orgs in the area to get the inspiration flowing. You can get in trouble for picking flowers, and you can get in trouble for planting flowers, probably, though it hasn't happened yet.  I will post more about this part of guerilla gardening as this journey unfolds, and there is a lot of information online as well.

Q: Are there garden parties on the horizon?
A: Yes, the next one is Summer Solstice.  I'll post pictures of any happening like this for you to see.  I am also a musician so music and art will be threading through the experience.

(Check back often to ask questions and get updates on all the details as the they unfold!)

Keep Growing!
Jason

Rewards
Sunflower Power!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming garden projects
  • Patron-only polls
Radical Radish
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Sneak peaks of excerpts from my new book "Direct Action Gardening"
  • Plus all previous rewards
Seed Steward
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Seed packs from our garden to yours, delivered once a year in the winter season.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Rootstriker Rebel
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
  • The name of your favorite revolutionary gardener will be carved on a stone and placed in the next guerrilla garden.
  • Once a month phone chat to disuss guerrrilla gardening tactics.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$46 of $250 per month
When I reach $250, I'll build a seed library storage organizer so we can steward our genetic heritage.
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Hi my name is Jason Brock and my vision is to make edible landscapes the norm, not the exception.  I believe Guerilla Gardening is one of the  groundbreaking actions that begin this transformation.  Thanks for taking the time to support my passion and my work to regenerate the neglected urban landscape.  I hope you join me on this incredible journey that connects us, feeds us and entertains us.  For as little as $1 a month you can lend a hand and make these gardens a reality.

 Yes, I have goals to reach and projects I'd like to complete, and yes I love permaculture and plants, but this is green activism we're practicing here too, raw and edgy, and full of freedom.  We're striking at the root.  And it feels great.  

With your support  I'll be able to build more soil, plant more starts, dig more holes, havest more veggies.  I'll be able to organize art and garden partys.  I'll be able to design murals, produce workshops to teach and write my book.  Whichever reward level you choose, you'll become a part of the story, part of the growth that connects us.  We must grow these gardens together.  Here are a few questions folks have already asked me:

FAQ

Q: What is a Guerrilla Garden?
A: Guerrilla gardening is the act of gardening on land that the gardeners do not have the legal rights to cultivate, such as abandoned sites, areas that are not being cared for, or private property. -Wikipedia  
Guerrilla Gardening is "transforming neglected public corners into adopted gardens." -Richard Reynolds, On Guerrilla Gardening.


Q: Are there specific locations you're interested in?
A:
Yes, Right now I am concentrating on the Bike Path Garden in Ventura, CA.  There are other locations that are on the list, most recent ones will be LA and Orange County, as I am in these areas frequently.  I'll keep you updated on the action.

Q:  What will you plant?
A:
I'll plant things that can be brought to the table, from Kale to radishes, onions and peppers, herbs of all kinds.  Education is nourishment for the mind, so I'll source plants that are native and edible or usable in some way.  Plants that capture all the senses. These gardens are seed starters for awareness, empowerment and peace.

Q: Can we visit the Guerrilla Gardens?  
A:
This is highly encouraged and necessary!  The community must love and care for their guerilla garden for it to grow to it's full potential.  So, yes, please visit and bring watering cans and extra plants. I encourage you to plant your own GG.  I'll be posting videos of my actions too.

Q: What hurdles are there when setting up a garden?
A:
It's a good idea to scope out the site before installing, dig carefully to avoid underground hazards (electrical, irrigation, gas lines, etc) Sometimes I bring orange cones to mark off the area so you don't get hit by cars or bikes, so folks don't trip and fall over materials etc.  Visibility is a good thing usually!  Water is always an issue, so DIY drip systems are helpful to install.  Still more to come in regular posts, so check back often.

Q: Is this legal?
A: The legal aspects of reclaiming neglected space are varied.  There is oftentimes a stage of negotiating with landowners and/or the city to bridge any legal backlash.  Remember, building community is necessary to keeping any installation alive, and the learning curve of negotiating for use of space is empowering.  Sometimes I plant first anyway, and ask questions later.  Why? Because seeing is believing.  I almost always reach out to local collectives and community orgs in the area to get the inspiration flowing. You can get in trouble for picking flowers, and you can get in trouble for planting flowers, probably, though it hasn't happened yet.  I will post more about this part of guerilla gardening as this journey unfolds, and there is a lot of information online as well.

Q: Are there garden parties on the horizon?
A: Yes, the next one is Summer Solstice.  I'll post pictures of any happening like this for you to see.  I am also a musician so music and art will be threading through the experience.

(Check back often to ask questions and get updates on all the details as the they unfold!)

Keep Growing!
Jason

Recent posts by Jason Brock

Rewards
Sunflower Power!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming garden projects
  • Patron-only polls
Radical Radish
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Sneak peaks of excerpts from my new book "Direct Action Gardening"
  • Plus all previous rewards
Seed Steward
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Seed packs from our garden to yours, delivered once a year in the winter season.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Rootstriker Rebel
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
  • The name of your favorite revolutionary gardener will be carved on a stone and placed in the next guerrilla garden.
  • Once a month phone chat to disuss guerrrilla gardening tactics.
  • Plus all previous rewards