Seed Bombs in PEI with DodoLab


Andrew Hunter’s DodoLab, an experimental co-creative lab for engaging with communities, organizations and events, headed east last week to do a series of workshops and activities around Charlottetown’s ecology and environment.

Our schedules couldn’t align (again) so we missed an amazing trip to PEI, but DodoLab carried out a massive seed bomb workshop using our recipe and offered hundreds of seed bombs to the folks passing through the market!

Alongside the seed bombs, there were a number of other projects led by fellow DodoLab researchers and students from CHARTS that looked at landscape, the experimental farm, cartography, and the wire worm (a species that can decimate a potato crop).

So, while we missed another round of collaborative research opportunities, we’re looking into further collaborations between DodoLab and Broken City Lab, hopefully picking up later this fall or winter based a little closer to home.

We Have Germination!

 seed bombs are successful!

After taking a few seedbombs home with me yesterday, I’m happy to report that with some considerable watering, our second recipe seedbombs have started to germinate. Also, and maybe even more exciting, the test seedbombs in Michelle’s yard have also began to sprout! Michelle also suggested we should make some photocopy handouts with the recipe on it to give out to people at the demo… hoping Josh has that recipe?… or was it in Michelle’s sketchbook…?

BCL Report – August 22, 2008

I’m not sure why we didn’t start doing this earlier, but here’s the first report of our weekly activities. We’ve been meeting on Fridays for almost half the summer, trying to make, plan, and do events/projects/demos/awesome. Today involved us revisiting our seed bomb recipe, beginning the stenciling for posters for our upcoming Dance Party (details soon), and plotting our next adventures.

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