Mother Nature's Graffiti

Graffiti is an art that usually carries a negative connotation. It’s illegal in most areas and let’s face it, there aren’t many things worse than aerosol spray cans. However, there is an awesome way to become an eco-friendly graffiti artist. By following a simple recipe, you can create moss graffiti that looks really cool and is good for the planet!
While we don’t recommend tagging any structure without explicit permission of the owner, we do suggest trying this out on rocks, bricks, or concrete walls that you may find around the house.
The success of the recipe itself can be very hit and miss and is very much dependent upon choosing exactly the right location and weather conditions; moss thrives in the damp and can most often be found growing near a leaky drainpipe or rain-soaked wall.
Recipe for Moss Graffiti:
• 1 can of cheap beer OR 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
• A few handfuls of moss
• 1 teaspoon of sugar
• Blend until the mixture is smooth
You can use a paint brush or spray bottle to apply the moss to concrete walls, rocks or brick. Mist the moss once a day and before you know it, you’ll have a thriving work of green graffiti!
Photo by Anna Garforth

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Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.

He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.

An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.

One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.