Thursday, May 17, 2012
Adventure #8: Seed Bombing the Hood
(Above: Roof garden by Alive Structures)
I live in a beautiful neighborhood that's sprinkled with countless little patches of ugliness. There are tiny sidewalk "gardens" that have been allowed to go to seed--and a few vacant lots filled with weeds and trash.
I've been waiting for the right weather to set out on Adventure #8. The next few days look pretty ideal. Saturday and Sunday will be sunny and warm. The following Monday's gonna be nice and rainy. So at some point this weekend, I'm going to seed bomb my neighborhood.
Not familiar with seed bombs? They're jawbreaker-size balls of mud and clay with wildflower seeds mixed in. You toss them wherever you'd like to plant a little bit of beauty. A touch of rain and a few sunny days, and Brooklyn's going to be lovelier than ever.
Want to join me? (In spirit, of course.) You can find instructions for making seed bombs here and here!