Is there anything more depressing than a week of grey, rainy weather in Southern California? Yes! It’s
seeing that the only things sprouting in those abandoned empty lots under our myriad overpasses and
utility buffers are invasive weeds. There’s a way that you can Guerilla Green them, though, on a short
The answer could be SeedBombs. Made of a mixture of clay, compost and wild flower seeds, these
marble-sized balls look nothing more than a clod of “dirt” (which any soils major will tell you dirt is
simply soil out of place). Now gaining popularity as company eco-giveaways and event swag, these
SeedBombs come minimally packaged with a fully recyclable tiny plastic bag and cardboard insert with
instructions (Generally, “Unwrap…throw”).
The trial run today is a GreenAid SeedBomb, handed out by Antioch University, Los Angeles. It
encourages users to “combat the forgotten grey spaces you encounter.” It found its home on a
forgotten stretch of back muddy alleyway that office workers quickly shuffle past on their lunch time
walks near LAX.
This mix includes Mountain Brome, Lupine, Bluehead Gilla, Five Spot, Innocence, California Poppy, Tidy
Tips, Blue-eyed Grass, Dessert Bluebell, and White Yarrow. Though you’ll need to wash your hands after
your guerilla greening walk to avoid staining your button up work shirt, they are the fastest gardening
you can get away with in a work day.Here’s looking forward to the rest of the grey, SoCal Rainy season,
bringing the bleak alleyway springtime flowers!