Profile: Richard Reynolds

This May we welcome guerrilla gardener Richard Reynolds to the College to deliver our first Penny Lecture of the Summer term, entitled Gardening Without Boundaries.  Richard has had a long association with the College as he looks after the garden in the traffic islands in front of the College.

Richard has been a guerrilla gardener for ten years, tending to patches of neglected public land without permission. His blogging and writing about it turned a largely historic activist activity into a more mainstream and global action, taken up by everyone from passionate gardeners itching to take on a bit more land to food security campaigners and mischief makers.

His book On Guerrilla Gardening has been published in English, German, French and Korean and he tours the world inspiring people to take part. Morley College is fortunate to have his biggest guerrilla garden on its doorstep, as the four large traffic islands he tends have thrived with lavender, fruit trees and all manner of perennial interest for nine years where once there was weedy grass.

This Penny Lecture is part of a series celebrating Morley’s 125th anniversarythis year. Past speakers have included Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty, and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. All of our previous lectures can be viewed on our You Tube channel.

Find out more about Richard and Guerrilla Gardening.

This May we welcome guerrilla gardener Richard Reynolds to the College to deliver our first Penny Lecture of the Summer term, entitled Gardening Without Boundaries.

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