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Seed-Sprouting Flower Grenades Explode in the UK
Posted By Moe Beitiks On June 14, 2010 @ 3:45 pm In Art,Gardening,social design,Urban design | No Comments
The typical seed bomb  explodes in slow motion — the ball of compost, mud, and seeds dissolves as the plants sprout and colonize the bomb site. These flower grenades from suckUK  explode very literally. The outer shell of unfired clay shatters upon impact, leaving a fodder of soil and flower seeds! Now guerilla gardening  comes with the delicious crunch of destruction.
The grenades are based on an art project by Tony Minh Nguyen  and are manufactured with Snowhome  for Suck UK . The mini-booms of goodness come in ryegrass, buttercup and poppy. They can’t be shipped overseas (only within the UK), which is just as well, since their cost plus shipping makes them a pretty pricey form of rebellion.
It feels like seed bombs, as a cultural catalyst, have come full circle: from humble ecological tool to high-tech gardentime plaything. Still, with all the seed projectiles: guns, capsules , balloons, and chunks of earthly love , we can’t help but wonder what explosive impact guerilla gardening will have on the global landscape. Says Nguyen: “Designers are ultimately the ones that determine how products respond to our environment.”
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/14/seed-sprouting-flower-grenades-explode-in-the-uk/flower-grenades-by-tony-minh-nguyen-and-showhome/
 seed bomb: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/05/24/first-seedbomb-vending-machine-lands-in-san-francisco/
 suckUK: http://www.suck.uk.com/product.php?rangeID=145
 guerilla gardening: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/02/guerilla-gardening-flowers-beautify-abandoned-flyer-box/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/14/seed-sprouting-flower-grenades-explode-in-the-uk/flower_grenade-by-suck-uk-1/
 Tony Minh Nguyen: http://www.minh-t.com/grenade.html
 Snowhome: http://www.snow-home.co.uk/
 capsules: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/13/seedbomb-plant-capsules-combat-desertification/
 chunks of earthly love: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/11/luvmuds-seed-hearts-for-valentines-day/
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