Seedbombing and the Guerilla Gardening Movement

This article from Worldchanging provides a good insight and relevant links into the growing (sorry) Guerilla Gardening Movement, particularly in the USA:

The popularity of guerrilla gardening is growing. National Public Radio recently covered two stories on the subject, one on American seed bombing and another on night-time planting in London. We’ve covered guerrilla gardening at Worldchanging before (as well as the related topic of public food foraging and mapping), so we thought you might be interested to know about a new guerrilla gardening tool: tech savvy seed bombs that use biodegradable casings and are available at Etsy shops, ice cream trucks, grocery stores, and even vending machines! You can find seed bombs with local varietals categorized by geographic regions in the U.S. at Visualingual’s Etsy shop and at Anthropologie.

Seed bombing

Seed bombing

Common Studio founders Daniel Phillips and Kim Karlsrud have given new life to Karlsrud’s father’s old gumball machines and turned them into seed bomb dispensaries in a project they call Greenaid. For a quarter and a turn, the Greenaid vending machines dispense seed bombs made up of clay, compost and seeds to guerrilla gardeners in California, Minnesota, Illinois, and North Carolina.

Read the full article by My Tam Nguyen and Amanda Reed.

4 Responses to Seedbombing and the Guerilla Gardening Movement

  1. Helen August 19, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    This is just brilliant!

  2. khalid August 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    highways and long hauls carriers are such great seed vectors.(have you seen the fields of cosmos?)
    what if we could organise a campaign ;plant aloes along the N2 from the old airport to the new? we certainly would have less alien vegetation and a lot more winter honey:)and trucks would vector the seeds further .

  3. Patrick August 20, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    cool idea – aloes rock! and I like your idea of using already established distribution methods 🙂

  4. Chris August 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    Very groovy idea – does anyone do this kind of thing locally? I would totally keep some seedbombs in my car to combat (sub)urban ugliness…

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