Guerrilla gardening, or the illicit cultivation of someone else's land, is a movement that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a response to the fact that few people own land, and often those that do neglect their land and do not take full advantage of its potential. With countless benefits from guerilla gardening including community beautification and food production, don't be surprised if that vacant lot next door turns into a lush gardening paradise sometime soon.
Check out a slideshow and video of contemporary guerrilla gardening at Huffington Post.
Photo: An unused Toronto newspaper box converted to a planter by the street artist Posterchild (via Wired).