While shopping at Alameda Natural Grocery in Alameda, California, my daughter spotted a vending machine that dispenses seedbombs instead of candy. For fifty cents, you can get either a native California grass seedbomb or one that is holds a wildflower mix.
Made from a mixture of clay, compost, and seeds, “seedbombs” are becoming an increasingly popular means combating the many forgotten grey spaces we encounter everyday-from sidewalk cracks to vacant lots and parking medians. They can be thrown anonymously into these derelict urban sites to temporarily reclaim and transform them into places worth looking at and caring for. The Greenaid dispensary simply makes these guerilla gardening efforts more accessible to all by appropriating the existing distribution system of the quarter operated candy machine. Using just the loose coins in your pocket, you can make a small but meaningful contribution to the beautification of your city!
Do not eat
photos by Rusty Blazenhoff
image via Greenaid