Making Seedballs

Posted on by Surprise Highway
Filed under: Education, Sustainability

Kinders from Growing Light School came to the garden to make seedballs to take back to school and home. Seedballs are a mixture of  red clay, compost and in our case, native California flower seeds and a little water. They are rolled between the palms of hands and then let dry for a few days (or shorter in the hot sun).  After dry, they can be tossed in a landscape; the rain will break down the clay; the seeds will germinate and the compost will give a little nutrition until the seeds can drop their roots into the ground. It is an excellent way to seed a vacant lot.