#SOSGREENade S.O.S. GREENade is an activity that borrows from military vernacular and permaculture strategies (seed balls) to reverse acts of destruction into ones of growth and abundance. For this project Tattfoo invites community members to become S.O.S. Commanders, leading an all out guerrilla gardening offensive to seed abandon lots, lonely tree plots, and empty planters in communities everywhere. The main weapon is the Flower Bomb which can be rolled into balls or made to look like grenades, and once dry, can be planted into places in need of restoration and renewal. As flowers mature they become habitat for butterflies and bees, pollinators for our food gardens. Seed balls are an ancient method of plant propagation widely promoted in the 1970s by natural farming innovator Masanobu Fukuoka. They are simply seeds mixed with equal proportions of dried compost and clay, formed into small balls, and dried for later sowing.
ACTION STEPS 1 - Assemble materials 2 - Invite your community to attend a GREENade workshop 3 - Host a series of workshops to make GREENades 4 - Discuss tactics for planting and creating a greener community 5 - Encourage participants to bring their own clay, compost, and native seeds 6 - Invite participants to hold their own workshops and seed ball collectives recommended resource :
Flower Bombs/ Seed Balls Recipe 5 parts clay, 3 parts soil, 1 part native/regional wildflower seed. Mix well with water, form balls or desired shapes and leave to dry in the sun. Throw them over fences, along roadsides and places in need of color and restoration. Bomb responsibly! Stay clear of parkland and places that are maintained and landscaped. Fun for all ages! Start your own flower bomb collective! Spread love in your area!