Plant Seads Turns Chain Link Fence Into Vertical Gardens
Last year Bryan Meador became really frustrated about the government’s and multinational companies’ response to climate change, there just wasn’t enough urgency around the issue. His answer lies in the founding of Plant Seads and is inspired by the way nature manages to create openings for life by adapting to its surroundings.
“Seads” is an acronym that stands for Sustainable Ecology, Adaptive Design. Their first product offering is a planter that fits onto chain link fence and is made from recycled plastic milk jugs. The hope is that these SeadPods will empower people to grow vertical gardens in places that were previously inaccessible. Environmental benefits include cleaning the air, absorbing excess rainwater, dampening noise pollution and more.
SeadPods are manufactured using injection molding and HDPE (high density polyethylene). The recycled material ensures that they’re chemically safe for food and able to endure years of exposure outdoors, while the process enables a lower price point. In the end each planter can be recycled again to be used over and over.
Meador is also working with groups like the Kingston YMCA Farm Project and Harlem Grown to bring SeadPods to kids living in dense city areas. He loves sharing the joy of planting a seed and watching it grow with kids who haven’t experienced it before. SeadPods are a great way to introduce young people to the world of gardening, botany, biology, ecology, environmentalism, and design, all while giving them a real sense of ownership and responsibility.
Each SeadPod holds 1 gallon of soil and clips right onto any chain link fence. It’s also outfitted with mounting holes on the backing plate for easy installation on walls and fences.
>>> The Plant Seads SeadPod 5 Pack is available for purchase for $40 here. <<<