Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Johnny Appleseeds for the 21st Century


I found this this morning at new follower Alice's blog: Alice's adventure: fun stuff and pretty things.... I've come across seed bombs frequently here and there... but this concept is amazing!


"Greenaid Fosters Johnny Appleseeds for the 21st-Century" 
-FastCompany.com




Made from a mixture of clay, compost, and seeds, "seedbombs" are becoming an increasingly popular means combating the many forgotten grey spaces we encounter everyday-from sidewalk cracks to vacant lots and parking medians. They can be thrown anonymously into these derelict urban sites to temporarily reclaim and transform them into places worth looking at and caring for. The Greenaid dispensary simply makes these guerilla gardening efforts more accessible to all by appropriating the existing distribution system of the quarter operated candy machine. Using just the loose coins in your pocket, you can make a small but meaningful contribution to the beautification of your city!
It's fun, profitable, educational, sustainable, and interactive. Greenaid is equally an interactive public awareness campaign, a lucrative fundraising tool, and a beacon for small scale grass roots action that engages directly yet casually with local residents to both reveal and remedy issues of spatial inequity in their community.
Whether you're a business owner, educator, or just a concerned citizen we'd like to work with you to get Greenaid in your community. You can purchase or rent a machine (or two, or ten...) directly from us and we will develop a seed mix as well as a strategic neighborhood intervention plan in response to the unique ecologies of your area. You then simply place the machine at your local bar, business, school, park, or anywhere that you think it can have the most impact. We will then supply you with all the seedbombs you need to support the continued success of the initiative.
Text and Images all from  Common Studio where you will find much more to read about!



6 comments:

ronnie said...

fabulhoot!!

Sophie Munns said...

tis indeed!
S

grrl + dog said...

this is soo cool.

I would love ot have one..

Sophie Munns said...

I reckon we need them in our cities Grrl...

Janis said...

Sophie, funny you should post this because I saw one for the very first time today! I should have taken a photo...why didn't I? Anyway, it was at the front door of Heath Ceramics in Sausalito. What a wonderful idea - so much better than candy! xo

Sophie Munns said...

Funny Janis... when I noticed these were in San Francisco I thought of you and wondered if you'd seen them!
Amazing... hope you do take a photo some time!!!
S xo

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