The project is simple. Fight blight in Memphis and hopefully beyond! Here is the plan. An air cannon will be constructed. In this cannon will be loaded seed "bombs" containing plant seeds, fertilizer, organic matter, and pigment. The bombs will be "cased" by a simple latex balloon, which biodegrades at the same rate as an oak leaf. This cannon will be taken to areas of town which have unused, blighted, and polluted land.
When the cannon is used, the pigmented organic payload will create an abstract painting on the ground, which will be mimicked the following spring by native wildflowers, ground cover, and plants provide food and habitat for wildlife.
Here is where the community engagement part kicks in. By partnering with community groups, civic organizations and elements of government, we will schedule each "engagement" (That sounds better than bombing, don't you think?) as a community event. Groups will be invited to distribute literature, speak, and generally promote urban horticulture and community beautification. It is the hope of the project that this will spark communities to beautify their neighborhoods, grow gardens, and strive for a more sustainable lifestyle.