Plant that Pistol
What a brilliant concept: Make a garden not war. Artist-activists Christopher Humes and Noah Scalin developed the Seed Gun, a 9mm 910 pistol that can be planted. The pistol, part of the Plant the Piece series, is actually a mixture of red clay powder, dry organic humus compost, and annual and perennial seeds--based on the city and state of the shipping address. Seeds include Annual Baby's Breath, Dwarf Cornflower, Shasta Daisy, and Foxglove. The duo credits a quote from Isaiah as part of the inspiration for the project:
"And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war." -Isaiah 2:4
The company also produces Seed Bombs. Priced at $75, the Seed Gun can be purchased online. Thanks for the tip Tobi. ::threemiles.com via ::BPM Magazine Also see: Richard Solomon: Art with Plants Top 5 Plants for Improving Indoor Air Quality ::Business Card Becomes Garden ::Green Garden Style: Solar Birdbaths and Fountains
Image courtesy of Christopher Humes and Noah Scalin.