Twitter-Enabled Vending Machine #PledgeToPlant by Seeds of Change

Twitter-Enabled Vending Machine #PledgeToPlant by Seeds of Change

Sunday mornings at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market often include plenty of Tweet-able moments, but they usually involve celebrity sightings or being inadvertently filmed as part of a reality show.

This past Sunday the best Tweets were aimed at a Vending Machine sponsored by @SeedsOfChange and using the Hashtag #PledgeToPlant.

Twitter Enabled Vending machine #PledgeToPlant Seeds of Change Hollywood Farmer's Market

Anyone who tweeted to @SeedsOfChange with #PledgeToPlant and an additional, randomly-generated and individually-customized hashtag was treated to a free packet of seeds from @SeedsOfChange.

sja plantWhoever tweeted to the machine was also entered in a sweepstakes to win a $550 home garden package. The contest can also be entered on the Seeds of Change Facebook page, and can still be entered on Twitter, even without the vending machine.

Vegetable garden table Pledge To Plant Seeds of Change

I got my packet by tweeting to the machine Sunday, and along the way I got information about Seeds Of Change’s garden grant program, which in 2014 is awarding $190,000 to school and community groups who want to build or enhance their gardens.

In order to be chosen for one of the garden grants, groups must submit an application by March 31st and then, if chosen as one of the finalists, must also win an online vote.

Two groups will win $20,000 grants and 15 groups will win $10,000 grants, for a total of $190,000 being given away. Please check out Seeds of Change Garden Grant website for more information.

Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.com.

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