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Greenaid Installs Seedbomb Vending Machines to Beautify Our Cities

Posted By D. Phillips On March 19, 2010 @ 5:00 pm In Botanical,Design,Gardening and Plants,Social Design | 2 Comments


Inhabitat reader dnl.phillips [2] tells us about his Greenaid [3] project, which installs “Seedbomb [4]” vending machines in urban spaces to enable average city dwellers to become modern day Johnny Appleseeds. By appropriating quarter-operated candy machines for distribution of these vegetal concoctions, the Greenaid project attempts to temporarily reclaim and transform neglected urban sites [5] into spaces worth looking at and caring for.


Greenaid [3] machines can be strategically placed at various sites across any urban area and filled with micro-seedbombs [7] specially formulated for a specific locale or context. The project is equally an interactive public awareness campaign, and a fundraising tool for grass roots action that engages directly yet casually with local residents to both reveal and remedy issues of spatial inequity in their community.

Commonstudio [8], an emerging interdisciplinary design studio based in Los Angeles, is currently developing a scalable initiative that explores the educational, ecological, and economic potential of the Greenaid system.

+ Greenaid [3]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/19/greenaid-uses-seedbomb-vending-machines-to-beautify-our-cities/redseed/

[2] dnl.phillips: http://www.inhabitat.com/author/dnl-phillips/

[3] Greenaid: http://thecommonstudio.com/index.php?/project/greenaid/

[4] Seedbomb: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/13/seedbomb-plant-capsules-combat-desertification/

[5] reclaim and transform neglected urban sites: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/06/guerrilla-gardening-strategies-for-greening-the-hood/

[6] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/19/greenaid-uses-seedbomb-vending-machines-to-beautify-our-cities/redstuff/

[7] seedbombs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/12/green-graffiti-flower-bomb-balloons/

[8] Commonstudio: http://thecommonstudio.com/index.php?/bios/

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