Green Gadgets | March 30, 2010 |
Vintage Candy Machine Turned Into Guerrilla Gardening Dispenser
How awesome is this? The Common Studio’s Greenaid project is outfitting vintage candy machines to sell seed bombs! What’s a seed bomb?
Seed bombs can be a stealthy tool for guerrilla gardening. Rather than surreptitiously putting in plantings late at night, folks can just toss this palm-sized mixture of dirt, clay, and seeds into a vacant lot and let nature do its thing!
The big concern with seed bombs is about spreading invasive species, and Greenaid has that covered. They’ll develop custom seed mixes suited to the area where the machine’s going to live!
About the Project
Designers Kim Karlsrud and Daniel Phillips teamed up with urban planner David Fletcher to create the Greenaid project when Karlsrud inherited a batch of old candy machines. Karlsrud and Phillips wanted to do something more interesting than fill them with candy, and they were both involved with a guerrilla gardening group in Los Angeles. Fletcher got in on the project and helped them choose indigenous species for the bombs.
If you’re in the L.A. area, you can check out their very first seed bomb dispenser over in Chinatown! The plan now is to approach local parks and botanical gardens, selling the bombs as souvenirs for visitors.
[VIA Re-Nest and Fast Company]
Reprinted with permission from GreenUpgrader