Tomorrow is TILT’s “For the Trees” Arbor Day Community Event at the Zenda Farm Preserve! One of the kids’ activities I’m going to be leading (besides making the ol’ peanut butter on the pine cone birdseed feeder) will be to make seed bombs. As this easy-to-follow wikiHow page states “Seed bombs (also known as seed balls) aren’t always the domain of guerilla gardeners – they’re actually a great way to propagate seeds, especially on a large-scale or in poor soils.”
I already have air-dry clay left over from a KidsTrek last year, will grab some compost from the pile at the Perch, and the rest of the ingredients are easy to pick up. Should be a fun, and MESSY, good time for the kids! Which reminds me….I need to make sure I have a wash-station ready… 😉
And on the note of seed bombs, here’s a brief history of seedbombing from GOOD(with mention of the lovely Liz Christy Community Garden, which I’ve had the privilege of visiting), and a new seed bomb bracelet (and biodegradable dress) from Brooklyn Industries, via Ecouterre.
Photo from wikiHow’s How to Make a Seed Bomb