Commonstudio has combined seed bomb technology with gumball machines to spread green throughout Los Angeles, and similarly, Guerilla Gardening uses the tagline "Gardening public space with or without permission." Both projects are seeding mischief.
Los Angeles Guerrilla Gardening (LAGG) started on a summer night in Hollywood, CA. LAGG started as a group of friends looking for a fun activity and a way to brighten up a local neighborhood. Gardeners of all ages and walks of life have participated in the organizations "missions" and in this process, a sort of social cross-pollination has taken place. Now, the mission of LAGG has become:
"To get our hands dirty by starting gardens all over Los Angeles. To be a resource for other potential Guerrilla Gardeners and a homebase for people interested in brightening their own communities."
Commonstudio is an emerging design practice and small business engaging in interdisciplinary approaches to objects, systems, tools, and spaces with an emphasis on issues of urban ecology, social enterprise, and adaptive reuse.
Greenaid seedbombs are hand-rolled using local materials, sustainable packaging, and socially responsible labor. Working in partnership with Chrysalis, a local non-profit, Commonstudio offers employment opportunities and a living wage to formerly homeless or economically disadvantaged men and women from the Los Angeles area.