Seedbombs are a convenient and novel way of combating the grayness of the city and derelict urban sites. Boise hole, anyone?
When we learned about Commonstudio's Greenaid Seedbomb vending project, we were immediately on board.
Here's their spiel:
"The Greenaid dispensary simply makes these guerrilla gardening efforts more accessible to all by appropriating the existing distribution system of the quarter-operated gumball machine. With a simple edict, "Change for Change", the Greenaid initiative encourages urban dwellers of any age to become casual activists by taking part in the incremental beautification of their environment using only the loose coins in their pocket."
We'd like to get a machine in place just in time for Spring, so we're asking now for your contribution. It will be placed in front of Bricolage, in the basement of the historic Idaho Building in downtown Boise. Bricolage will not benefit from the sale of seedbombs, but rather facilitate and maintain the machine, putting funds from the sale of seedbombs back into this project (purchasing more machines and bombs). We'd ultimately like to see this turn into a project that can sustain itself. We just need to get it off the ground!
The cost to get a fully-stocked machine is $530. With the additional $70, we will be creating handmade rewards for backers.
**All of the species of seeds included in the bombs that we are getting are native and non-invasive.
Here they are: Idaho Fescue California Poppy (despite the name, it's actually native to Boise) Russell Lupine Lewis Flax Columbine
It'll be so pretty.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $600 goal
seconds to go
Feb 22, 2011 - Mar 24, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Your name will go on a plaque.
Pledge $5 or more
Your name will go on a plaque. You will get a little reusable pouch full of seedbombs.
Pledge $10 or more
Your name will go on a plaque. You will get a little reusable pouch full of seedbombs. You will get a handmade slingshot.
Pledge $25 or more
15 backers All gone!
Your name will go on a plaque. You will get a little reusable pouch full of seedbombs. You will get a handmade slingshot. You and a guest will be invited to a private party. Food + drinks + entertainment.