Tonight’s the Night

Tonight was our seed pill vs seed bombing event through the streets of Shoreditch.  About 10 enthusiastic individuals (a mix of seasoned and new gardeners) showed up at the meeting point in Hoxton Square to join Sam and Vanessa on the walk.  After hitting all targets, we ended the night with a drink in a local pub.

Mapping Potential Targets

Scouting the streets of Shoreditch to find suitable test sites for our event.

Here are just a few…

ElectroSmog and Seed Pills

U.W.A.C. is organising ElectroSmog Festival, an international festival for sustainable immobility, and has asked me to take part.  Vanessa and collaborator Sam Varney, a graphic design student from Central Saint Martins, organized a seed bomb vs seed pill event in East London. The objective of this event is to introduce newcomers to guerrilla gardening, as well as to test the effectiveness of  the seed pill in comparison to the traditional seed bomb.

How it works

The vegetable capsule melts when it rains…

and then…

voila!

Seed Bomb Testing with Richard Reynolds

Richard Reynolds, founder of guerrillagardening.org, and Vanessa Harden decided to test various seed bombing devices in his personal guerrilla garden.

Below, Vanessa inserted sunflower seeds in bio-degradable balloons.

G20 Summit, London

As part of the G20 Summit, Vanessa decided to pass out seed pills in a peaceful act of  protest.  It was also an opportunity to share ideas about guerrila gardening and urban wilderness.

What is a seed pill?

Seed bombs are currently used as one of the various means of sowing seeds by guerrilla gardeners. The “Seed Pill” is a new version of the seed bomb (a ball made of clay, compost and seeds). It combines the efficacy of the seed bomb with a cleaner, smaller and more discreet design. Enjoy!

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