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Interesting/cool thing to buy that appears to be popping up around Marin County, California: Seedbomb vending machines. What are seedbombs? Apparently they're little packages of wildflower seeds that you can just throw into empty lots—eventually they sprout and make things pretty. Boing Boing explains: "The term "seed grenade" was first used by Liz Christy in 1973 when she started the "Green Guerrillas". The first seed grenades were made from condoms filled with local wildflower seeds, water and fertilizer. They were tossed over fences onto empty lots in New York City in order to make the neighborhoods look better. It was the start of the guerrilla gardening movement." We'd advise against throwing these in your neighbor's yard, but, otherwise, for 50 cents, they seem like a pretty good deal. [Boing Boing]