Green Bomb

I’m completely in love with this whole concept! People are out there making Green Bombs- which are tightly packed soil balls, filled with self seeding little seeds- ready to be catapulted into dissused spaces in the city. It’s kind of like plant grafitti! Cool? Hell Yes!

Also- there is such a thing as Guerrilla Gardening! Bless them. Check out this lot!  ‘Jettisoned onto barren, abandoned, or otherwise inhospitable land, including construction sites and abandoned lots, seed bombs are a covert-and, OK, just a tad passive aggressive-way of protesting and combating urban sprawl.’

This from Wikipedia: ‘The term “seed grenade” was first used by Liz Christy in 1973 when she started the “Green Guerrillas”. The first seed grenades were made from condoms filled with local wildflower seeds, water and fertilizer. They were tossed over fences onto empty lots in New York City in order to make the neighborhoods look better. It was the start of the guerrilla gardening movement.’

Tree Hugger has got behind them as well…

Get seed bombing!

n j

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3 responses to “Green Bomb

  1. I love the idea of gardening combat taking over the streets – takes Flower Power to a whole new level!! I wish we could get our hands on the grenades here in Aus, have you guys come across any yet?

    I’m yet to master the DIY recipe but if you wanna try – I got the instructions a href=”http://www.cohabitaire.com/2010/06/bombs-away-weapons-for-guerrilla-gardeners/” target=”_blank”>over on good ol’ Cohabitaire 🙂

    Ingrid x

    • NinaandHarriet

      Thanks! Might schedule that in on a quiet weekend and take to the streets… Can you believe last time a friend did some guerilla planting on her nature strip the council gardeners poisoned it all? None of the plants were noxious or banned or anything! Just pansies and the like! Unbelievable.

  2. Sorry! I just stuffed up the link, it’s here: http://www.cohabitaire.com/2010/06/bombs-away-weapons-for-guerrilla-gardeners/
    (that’s what I get for trying to get fancy with html)

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