30 May 2008

Los Angeles Cycle Chic

Photo: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
Photo: Gina Ferrazi / Los Angeles Times
You HAVE to love this article and photo from the Los Angeles Times about a guerilla gardener movement taking root in L.A.

They make seed bombs and toss them onto neglected lots and such, causing plant life to grow. What a groovy idea! And the photo is brilliant - Copenhagen Cycle Chic goes to Los Angeles.

The caption for the photo: "With the seed bombs stowed in her red bag, the stiletto-wearing Caroline takes off on her bike in search of vacant patches of public space. To plant the seed bombs, she digs holes with a trusty tool — the heel of her shoe. “Stilettos work really well,” she says, grinning."

There is a cool photo series about how to make seed bombs, from whence the above photo comes.

Thanks to David for keeping us in the loop by emailing this story. A propos the comments on the previous post about Choosing a Bicycle, he signed his mail: "David (who only owns one bike with a chainguard AND fenders)".


linda said...

Saw this link on the Daily Mail Uk and thought how great it would be if people followed the good advice being given. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1022678/The-wheelbarrow-bike-solution-school-run-traffic-jams.html

Soulful Jenn said...

Heyy I'm Los Angeles born and raised! I checked out ur blog earlier or I should say yesterday sometime and thought I'd check it again before I went to sleep..

What a DElight!

Your posts are an inspiration to me!

Colville-Andersen said...

Great to hear from you both. Thanks for the link, linda and great to hear you're inspired, soulful jenn!

Anonymous said...

Gardening and bicycles - perfect together!


Charlotte said...

Great photo there.

My Parisian friends sent me a guerilla seed packet last year - seems people are going around the French countryside spreading wildflower seeds. Reminds me of Massachusetts-born "Johnny Appleseed", but for beauty, not food.

It is true that bikes and gardens go perfectly together. I have a community garden plot I get to on my bike - I'll have to take a photo of the holster I rigged to carry the big shovel on my bike.

Colville-Andersen said...

thanks peter and charlotte.
and charlotte... you had better send a photo!

Stéphane Brault said...

I work in landscaping and bike mechanic, and i never think of seed bombs.
Me and my girlfriend project to paint bikes lanes in Montreal. I'm gonna have a lot of seed bombs for that night.

Colville-Andersen said...

Take photos, Stéphane!