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Seed Bombs: Change for Change

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.

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Judi Gerber

Judi Gerber is a University of California Master Gardener with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She writes about sustainable farming, local foods, and organic gardening for multiple magazines. Her book Farming in Torrance and the South Bay was released in September 2008.

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10:37PM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Why in cover of darkness?

1:50PM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Nice idea, except for the use of the word "bomb." I'm sure people who've lost loved ones in explosions or those who've been maimed by them appreciate the analogy.

8:49AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:53PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Go Guerrilla Gardeners!

8:10AM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Nice idea, I love to see urban spaces greened. I hope that whoever makes them has done research about invasive species so they haven't made a a larger problem than a vacant lot.

2:27PM PST on Jan 12, 2013

Wonderful idea I hope it spreads!

7:27AM PST on Jan 8, 2013

different...

10:03AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

We actually have one of these dispensers where I work and the funniest thing I ever saw was when someone thought it was candy and popped it in their mouth!

10:03AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

We actually have one of these dispensers where I work and the funniest thing I ever saw was when someone thought it was candy and popped it in their mouth!

12:30PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

seed bombs in sidewalk cracks??? :-(

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