Lets Do Some Plant Bombing



Urban knitter Heather Powazek Champ came up with a project that combines her love of knitting with her husband’s love of plants. Heather knits adorable little plant pockets and her husband, Derek Powazek, fills them with soil and live plants. They then distribute them around their homebase of San Francisco in a project they call Plantbombing, which is basically a grown up version of yarn bombing and seed bombing.

We think Durban could really do with some creative planting.  So if you feel like being green why not put some out in your street, or even on the light pole outside Mooki!

Plant-wise, the trick is to plant them with things that are hardy enough to thrive in neglect. So in these photos you can see an Echeveria and an Aeonium – two plants that do quite well unattended in our hot climate.

The acrylic thread should pick up water from rain, And these particular plants are happy to grow in shallow containers, and fine to go for long periods of drought.

Here’s how to go about it:



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About Mr Miyagi

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2 responses to “Lets Do Some Plant Bombing”

  1. earthstonestation says :

    Great project for spreading urban nature. Any chance of finding/using recycled yarns? Spontaneous smiles. Dohn.

  2. Mr Miyagi says :

    Now that is an interesting question. Unfortunately my only answer would be “I don’t know!” Sorry. I guess you could also use organic materials such as hessian, or hemp, or even old socks instead of having to knit with yarn!

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