Beyond the Black
The Guerrilla Galactic Gardeners
Irregular eco-activists who pursue and promote an every-person approach to terraforming and xenoscaping, the Guerilla Galactic Gardners are an informal network dedicated to the promotion of small-scale, individual-action unplanned events to promote ecological change with the ultimate goal of spreading the growth of ecosystems throughout the solar system. While there are network tools for coordinating flash-xenoscaping events, the majority of the network is designed to promulgate and communication information and techniques by which an individual or small group of individuals can perform some small personal terraforming event. Major projects of the Guerrilla Galactic Gardeners include the Mars Garden located in the Okhotsk Crater, and the seasonal Europa Sargasso, but the vast majority of Guerrilla Galactic Gardening takes place in habitats, with small plants and fungal colonies kept in recycled drinking containers with homemade compost.
Detractors point to the relative inconsequence of the mostly uncoordinated efforts, which on a terraforming timescale are generally too short-lived and ineffectual to contribute substantially to a sustained terraforming effort. Worse, there have been moments when through ignorance or maliciousness GGG efforts have skewed toward ecoterrorism, particularly when they upset the delicate balance of systems in a habitat. The most notorious such incident was the over-oxygenation event in Harmonious Anarchy, when eco-activists seeded water weeds into the station plumbing, which over populated and causes a brief but dangerous oxygen swell. However, given the distributed nature of the GGG network and the widespread popular appeal, efforts to combat further such incidents is mainly accomplished by attempting to educate network members to consider and calculate the holistic effects of their actions.