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Project: Seedbomb Burlington

Seedbombing, or aerial reforestation, refers to the practice of introducing vegetation to land by throwing or dropping compressed bundles of soil containing live vegetation (seed balls). Undertaken with the goal of re-naturalizing barren or ecologically underutilized land, seedbombing is an ecological practice for reviving urban environments.

Seedbomb Burlington is a place-specific project intended to provide people with skills and knowledge for remapping, reimagining, and rewilding their city through the practice of site-specific seeding with ecologically appropriate plants. It is a project of social and ecological reclamation and information dispersal, involving seeds, soil, boots, bikes, vacant landscapes, maps and smart phones, social and locative media, and time, gentle time.

 

 

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April 9, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. Hey everyone,
    The facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seedbomb-Burlington/470377906364032?notif_t=page_new_likes
    If you want to be an admin, friend me and let me know.

    Comment by Emily Reynolds | April 9, 2013 | Reply

  2. Mark your calendars and spread the word:

    The two public workshops will take place on Sunday April 21 at 1 p.m. in Burlington City Hall Park, and on Monday April 22 (Earth Day) throughout the day on the campus of UVM.

    Avatar of Adrian J Ivakhiv Comment by Adrian J Ivakhiv | April 9, 2013 | Reply

  3. What does everyone think about putting a note about this into the ENV-TALK listserv? So that all the environmental students see it?

    Comment by Zachary Zimmerman | April 9, 2013 | Reply

  4. Some seed source suggestions (from Brian Collier): http://www.americanmeadows.com/wildflower-seeds/wildflower-mix/regional-wildflower-mixtures/northeast-wildflower-seed-mix (local and good
    for “regionally” native flower mixes), http://www.americanmeadows.com/wildflower-seeds/wildflower-mix/regional-wildflower-mixtures/northeast-wildflower-seed-mix (more locally native & more expensive), or contact http://www.newenglandwild.org/

    Avatar of Adrian J Ivakhiv Comment by Adrian J Ivakhiv | April 12, 2013 | Reply

  5. Hey everyone, I got this email yesterday after posting about Seedbomb Burlington to Front Porch Forum:

    “Hello. I work at Edmunds Middle School. We are hosting a Day of Service on May 15th from 8:30-10:45 AM. We are desperately in need of projects for some of our homerooms and I think this would be a great project. Would you be interested in working with a group of 10 students and their teacher to do this?

    Let me know asap and we can talk details.

    Thanks!”

    This sounds like a great opportunity but their day of service is also on May 15th, when school is over. What do you think?

    Comment by Diego Irizarry | April 17, 2013 | Reply


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