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Making L.A. greener with 'seedbombs'

March 26, 2010 | 11:39 am

Three Angelenos have launched an innovative way to make L.A. greener by loading old candy dispensers with "seedbombs."

Fast Company reports that Kim Karlsrud, Daniel Phillips and David Fletcher have resurrected old dispensers and filled them with clay balls full of plant seeds. You can throw the seeds into barren lots and medians and watch as plants sprout up about a week later. Here's an excerpt from the story:

Their first model, which is currently located in L.A.'s Chinatown, is loaded with indigenous species identified by Fletcher, who has for years advocated turning the L.A. River (presently a concrete channel) into greenspace.

Read the full story here, and check out the project site here.

Some other interesting L.A.-area items around the Web:

Interested in other green activities? The editors at Your Daily Thread have compiled five green things to do on any L.A. weekend. Here's an excerpt:

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get dirty. Whether you're interested in beach clean-ups, forest restoration, healthy eating or planting trees, you're sure to find an organization that will appreciate your helping hands.

Mummies on display in O.C.: KPCC reports that an exhibit of Chinese mummies opens Saturday at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Here's an excerpt:

In this exhibit, one dramatically-lit figure rests at the end of a long, wide corridor. It's the white-and-gold mask and red-and-gold silk robe of a Silk Road merchant known as Yingpan Man.

Elysian Reservoir drained: The Eastsider LA reports the Elysian Reservoir has been drained in preparation for a DWP project. Here's an excerpt:

The water is being drained so that drilling and soils tests can be conducted along the bottom and slopes of the reservoir in preparation for a major and controversial water quality improvement project proposed by the Department of Water & Power, according to a DWP spokesperson.

-- Anthony Pesce

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