They created the machines to foster community engagement and green space in urban environments. As a way of emphasizing this motive, “Change for change” is written on each machine below the Greenaid logo. As they say on their web site, “Using just the loose coins in your pocket, you can make a small but meaningful contribution to the beautification of your city!”
There are now about 20 machines throughout Los Angeles, and a few in the Midwest and Northeast including Minnesota, Illinois and North Carolina. They hope the machines will spread nationwide.
You can buy or even rent your own seed bomb dispenser and Commonstudio will work with groups and invidudals to develop a custom seed bomb mix that is optimized for the native environment that the vending machine will be placed in.
There is even an interactive map on the Commonstudio site so seed bombers can mark where they’ve “thrown” their bombs. It also identifies vacant spots that need to be seed bombed.