Perhaps a response to the vertical gardening skeptics, or just an attempt to pretty up all of the vacant city lots is the rogue gardener’s “seed bomb”.
Online there are tons of how-to instructions and ideas for making your own seed bombs at home. Or you could buy pre-made bombs on the streets of trendy L.A. neighborhoods out of gum-ball dispensers from places like COMMONStudios. These seed bombs are typically pellets of seed (usually native wild flowers), clay soil, and compost. I’ve yet to see these in an edible form a la fruits and veggie seeds, but as far as alternative gardening goes, randomly chucking clay-coated seeds could very well make you feel like a modern-day Johnny Appleseed.