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Native Seed Ball Workshop on Earth Day Weekend

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Come join us in this family-friendly workshop to cover native seeds in clay and soil to create seed balls or “bombs”. These can easily be dispersed into your garden or other habitats to help re-establish indigenous plants. Wild Seed Project volunteer and Maine Extension Master Gardener Ginger Laurits will bring seeds of native plants for various conditions (sun, shade, wet, dry) and we will combine a pinch of seeds with clay, soil, and water. Seeds may include asters, sunflowers, bee balm, goldenrods, and others.

Heather McCargo, Executive Director of the Wild Seed Project, points out in her blog about native seed balls that “the ancient art of encasing seeds in earthen balls and spreading them in areas devoid of vegetation was revived in the 1970’s by Masanobu Fukuoka, the pioneer of Japanese natural farming, in his book One Straw Revolution.”

This program is FREE, but registration is required.
Please email Andrea (andrea@creamaine.org) to save your place.

 

Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Venue

Ecology Center