Guerrilla Gardening, in some form, has been around forever. At it’s most basic level, guerrilla gardening is planting something on land that doesn’t belong to you. Often times it takes the form of community members turning a vacant, trash-strewn lot into a neighborhood garden. Other times it involves people planting flowers in the medians of otherwise plantless streets. It happens during the day, and in the secrecy of night. Some people do it on their own, and others get groups together to tackle large gardening projects — some with more practical purposes and others to make a statement.
Now two Los Angeles desginers have come up with a way to make guerrilla gardening easier and more accessible to the mainstream public. Daniel Phillips and Kim Karlsrud have created a quarter-operated candy machine called Greenaid, which dispenses seed bombs adapted to compliment your neighborhood’s ecology. Although it’s easy enough to make your own seed bombs, I think Greenaid is great because the machines make seed bombing convenient and force the public rethink gardening and what we do with unused spaces.
In the next six months Phillips and Karlsrud hope to have over 50 Greenaid machines throughout Los Angeles. To learn about getting a seed bomb vending machine in your community, contact The Common Studio at email@example.com