tuesday feature :: greenaid seedbomb initiative.

posted on: June 08, 2010

ok let's be serious, who doesn't love a seed bomb?! designers daniel phillips + kim karlsrud from COMMONstudio have come up with a rad and innovative way to make seed bombing a cinch for all. they've converted vintage gumball machines into seed bomb dispensers to encourage community engagement and green space in urban environments. the seed bombs are made out of a mixture of clay, compost, and seeds, created to be thrown into forgotten grey spaces like sidewalk cracks! within about a week or so, up comes green goodness!

currently, danny and kim are working to place 12 more machines in under-served communities throughout L.A. and beyond. to fund the effort, they are using a sweet website called kickstarter which allows people like you + me to make small contributions toward creative projects. the crazy thing is, kickstarter has an "all-or-nothing" policy which means if they don't reach their goal by the deadline (july 3rd!), they lose everything (no money changes hand). they have a bit to go so please help out in any way! no contribution is too small--whether you spread the word through your blog, twitter, or facebook, or talk to people in your church or community! what are you waiting for!? let's go!
watch this video and be inspired!!!


oh and post script--
i have seven packages of seed bombs to giveaway to seven lucky readers. 
you may enter by doing any of the following:


*comment on this post.
*comment under the seed bomb picture on the i art u facebook page HERE.
*blog about danny and kim's project!
*tweet about it!
spread the word on facebook!
buy seed bombs HERE.
donate $ on kickstater!


oh, and did i mention you can enter as many times as you'd like!? 
multiple comments, 
multiple tweets (dare i say daily tweets?), 
multiple facebook posts! 
comment away!!!


*deadline for entries is june 14, 11:59 PST.


the winners have been chosen! 
if you won, you will receive an email from me shortly regarding your prize! 

30 comments:

  1. omgoodness, this is amazing! i want to seed bomb LA right now!

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  2. Such a great concept! I would love to win some seed bombs!
    x

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  3. what a fun, creative idea. i would like to win some seed bombs!

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  4. that is such a cool concept!!! :D make my day and let me try those things out!! :D

    sybil
    Animated Confessions

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  5. so cool. seed bombs dare i say it seem like the da bomb.

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  6. This is such an awesome idea!! Love it.

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  7. Seed me, dude! I've got a whole sidewalk full of dirt that could use a little green!

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  8. wow, what a freaking awesome idea!! love it!

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  9. I tweeted to my followers, woohoo!

    http://twitter.com/sandyalamode/status/15800557761

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  10. beautiful idea!

    I hope to win the seed bombs buut if that doesn't happen how can I order some online?

    have a great day!

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  11. I told ALL my friends about it! btw your amazing.

    Josh

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  12. awesome! I would love some seeds! :)

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway!

    13cls13@gmail.com

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  14. Wjoo, am I too late to enter the competition?! I'll just give it a try because I love the idea behind seed bombs, they rock! Ever since I saw a documentary about illegal gardens and the use of seedbombs, I was in love. *Hope I'll win*

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  15. I've been meaning to make some seed bombs, but this sounds easier

    katiedoula at gmail dot com

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  16. So great. I want to seedbomb Philadelphia! :-)

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  17. LOVE those vending machines, how cool is that?

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  18. What a great idea- thanks for the giveaway!

    nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com

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  19. seed bombs + gum ball machines?! i love it!

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  20. What an awesome idea :) My complex at work could definitely use some seed bombing :)
    chunkerton13@aol.com

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  21. I'd never heard of this before - what a cool idea!

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  22. awesome :)

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  23. What a cleverly awesome idea! Please count me in!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  24. I commented on the FB photo and "Like" them:
    Heather H J

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  25. Well, isn't this innovative!

    aluttrell at cox dot net

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  26. What a great idea...you've already got me thinking about places I'd like to bomb!!

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  27. There is an empty lot next door to me that is crying out for a seed bomb!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Thanks for the chance!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  29. What a great blog! You have the neatest giveaways!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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