On any given day amidst a backdrop of buses, buildings, cars and construction sites, Richard Reynolds can be found bent over pulling weeds, planting flowers or maybe even trimming some shrubs.
Sometimes he does it in the morning or in the early afternoon. Often he goes out in the middle of the night because, he says, it's calmer then, with only him and the plants and the city lights and the stars -- and also because, in the darkness, he's less likely to be arrested for digging up land that doesn't belong to him.
"I have been stopped by the police and threatened with arrest, which was very depressing," said Reynolds. "They insisted I stop, which I did, but I went back an hour and a half later and finished off the job." Read full article »