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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,Gardening,social design | 2 Comments
Inhabitat reader dnl.phillips  tells us about his Greenaid  project, which installs “Seedbomb ” 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  into spaces worth looking at and caring for.
Greenaid  machines can be strategically placed at various sites across any urban area and filled with micro-seedbombs  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 , 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.
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 dnl.phillips: http://www.inhabitat.com/author/dnl-phillips/
 Greenaid: http://thecommonstudio.com/index.php?/project/greenaid/
 Seedbomb: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/13/seedbomb-plant-capsules-combat-desertification/
 reclaim and transform neglected urban sites: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/06/guerrilla-gardening-strategies-for-greening-the-hood/
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 seedbombs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/12/green-graffiti-flower-bomb-balloons/
 Commonstudio: http://thecommonstudio.com/index.php?/bios/
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