Day 237: Making Some Green

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August 24, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra

Urban farms have always been interesting to me (as should be obvious to anyone familiar with the Kick-Off).  When a little green patch arises and thrives in the midst of brick and concrete, steel and glass -finding life in unexpected places – it’s remarkable and more than a little awesome.  Today’s project wants to sew seeds in a surprising new way.

Seed Money is a series of plantable, paper “coins”, meant to resemble the real things, but which, when planted and watered, turn out to be an investment with genuine growth.  Time to plant the seeds of a little change.

Seed Money looks like the real thing – pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters – but is far more valuable. Use it to solicit surprise and smiles from friends and strangers alike, and then tuck these paper coins in soil to grow colorful flowers and delicious vegetables. It’s tender for tending!

I do like the clang and clatter of loose change, but these coins make good cents.  (Hah!  Puns.  I’m so good at this.)  Seriously, who wouldn’t be pleasantly surprised to find that the pennies left on the table as part of the tip were actually penunias waiting to bloom?  Pay it forward and give a little green by backing Seed Money on Kickstarter before August 30.


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