Last Friday I wrote an article entitled “Seed Bombing” The subject of this article was little balls of compost rolled up with seeds. These seed bombs are being used to guerilla garden places were vegetation is scarce in cities. The balls can be bought from vending machines in the street and can be used to grow a garden almost anywhere. The idea was based off of the original seed bomb comprised of a “condom filled with fertilizer, water and wildflower seeds.” (Delana)
Today I am still writing about seed bombing, but this time the bomb has changed from a little ball of dirt to a full-sized ballistic missile. Jin Wook- Hwang came up with the idea to fill a missile with hundreds of tiny casual-like-pills containing seeds.
The pills contain a seed and a small amount of compost. Just like a medicinal pill the capsule itself will soon dissolve after the seed is germinated inside. The capsule up to the degration point acts as a greenhouse for the seed inside.
The missile, filled with capsules is then dropped like a bomb over areas needing vegetation. The pills are spread, and within months new greenery will grace the landscape.
So who ever said you couldn’t drop bombs for peace hasn’t heard of the green ballistic bomb.