by Michael dEstries
Categories: Lifestyle.

seedbom

Ever hear of a seed bomb? The basic premise is that you take a ball of some organic, biodegradable matter, incorporate seeds of all kinds into it, and then chuck it into a field to let nature do the rest. They’re great for quickly spreading native plants in barren areas — and beloved by eco guerillas as an easy way to turn dead zones into green spots.

Anyways, one UK company creatively called “KaBloom” has taken the seed bomb concept and literally turned it into a bomb — or grenade, to be more specific. Working with the tagline “friendly bombs that grow”, the product is shaped like a hand grenade and made from biodegradable and recycled material like egg boxes, shredded office paper and tea bags. It contains organic compost, organic fertilizer and wildflower seeds.

“We make SeedBoms for the urban guerilla gardener who can go out, find a bit of weary wasteland or neglected neighbourhood and bring a bit of nature into the city,” said inventor Darren Wilson to the UK Evening Times. Our SeedBoms allow people to lighten up dull places. We don’t exploit nature, but work with it to enhance urban environments. It comes down to making a positive impact on your community.”

You can pick up your own seedbom pack for about $16. UK only.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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