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Graffiti is Going Green

March 18, 2011

We’ve talked about mossing up our entire back yard, since part of it is grass and the other part is cement. It’s odd to use a full lawnmower in the city for maybe 5 square feet of grass and we wanted to control that.


This green graffiti takes it a step further…it not only makes unique, but it actually creates green awareness in it’s own little way. It seems that a lot of green graffiti-ists are using stencils to get their message across, which I understand with text, but free handing this type of graffiti with two different colors of moss could really boost its appeal.

I found a lot of the same images over and over, if you have seen any of this in your neighborhood post a link and share with us! Or email us at

You can make your own too, here’s how…

From Moss graffiti, also called eco-graffiti or green graffiti, replaces spray paint and other toxic chemical paints with a paintbrush and a moss “paint” that can grow on its own. As people become more eco-friendly and environmentally aware, the idea of making living, breathing graffiti has become a more green and creative outlet for graffiti artists. It can also be considered another form of guerrilla gardening.

  • 1 can of beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Several clumps garden moss

1. Gather as much moss as you can find
2. Rinse the moss to get as much soil out of the roots as possible.
3. Break the moss apart into smaller pieces and add to a blender.
4. Add the beer and sugar. Blend the mixture until completely smooth. You’ll want it to have a paint-like texture.
5. If the mixture is at a consistency where you feel it will drip, add corn syrup until the consistency you desire is reached.
6. Use a paintbrush to apply the moss-paint to the surface on which you wish your design to grow.
7. If possible, check back weekly to either spray the design with water (to encourage moss growth, especially if you live in a dry environment) or apply more moss-paint.

There are a few other recipes out there, but remember moss needs shade. Here’s an article about the benefits of moss. Happy Mossing!

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