You may remember my blog post from last April that detailed Greenaid’s then brand-new seedbomb — little balls of red clay, compost and seeds also known as “seed grenades” — dispensary project where old quarter candy machines were retrofitted, stocked with homemade seedbombs, and placed around L.A. to encourage citizen gardeners to spruce up in-need-of-green communities with indigenous plants.
Since the spring gardening season is in full swing, I followed Greenaid back and checked in to see what’s new and exciting. As it turns out, there’s a lot that’s new and exciting at Greenaid, thanks largely in part to last summer's successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign.
First off, Greenaid has launched a new website including a webstore where you can purchase seedbombs by the pound, wooden slingshots, and 2-,6-, or 10-packs of seedbombs that are packaged in recycled cardboard paper towel tubes. Love it!
With new Greenaid vending machines now spanning the country, it makes sense that there’s now a interactive map-based Greenaid iPhone app by Zombies & Robots that allows seedbombers to view the progression of a seedbomb, locate a Greenaid vending machine, and find the best places to deploy seedbombs.
To become a seedbomber yourself (just be careful where you throw those things, especially if using a slingshot), peruse the Greenaid webstore and the vending page to find a dispensary near you. And if you’re an iPhone-using, seedbomb-tossing guerilla gardener, be sure to download the new app. You can also follow new developments on the Greenaid blog and, of course, the Greenaid Twitter account. Happy guerilla gardening!
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