Seed Bomb Park

A recreational area with a ‘game like’ event of seed bombing to encourage the idea of urban gardening in Wellington.

Seed Bomb Park is a community park located in an empty lot on Fredrick street, Wellington. Seed bombing is a term created by the Green Guerrillas movement that involves throwing compressed bundles of soil containing seeds as a way of introducing vegetation into abandoned or inaccessible fenced off lots. They are used in challenging locations as a passive-aggressive protesting system to encourage urban plantation.

This pop-up garden involves this concept of ‘seed bombing’ within a temporary designed structure. A temporary language has been used through the scaffolding elements, which creates platforms, fenced walls, tables and seating for the public to use. The idea of this event is to imitate the ideas of ‘seed bombing’ in a game-like manner providing a supply of seed bombs, drinks, a barbecue area that encourages public to create a urban green space. The recycled tires are used as a target for people to throw their seed bombs into that grow small plants and have been used on the scaffolding structure as seating. The tires contain sandbags allowing the public to retrieve a plant to take and grow at home. All elements of the design can be collapsed and moved to a different abandoned location.

Designer: Rita Schooley

Studio: 224.401 Studio V “keeping it local” 2012

Coordinator/Lecturer: Amanda Yates
Tutor: Ant Pelosi

Design critics: Averill Clarke (WCC Council)
Invited speakers: Averill Clarke (WCC Council)