Friday, March 19, 2010

Seed Balls

Today we made seed balls!

It's a technique for planting in abandoned places, and often inhospitable land, that was developed in Japan by Masanobu Fukuoka, a pioneer in natural farming. And its fun.

1 part seeds, 3 parts compost, 5 parts clay. Mix in a little water to make the consistancy of play dough. Roll into small balls and let dry in the sun. Then the fun part....5,4,3,2,1...throw!

4 comments:

Cynthia Dyer said...

What a fabulous activity! I'm definitely going to do this with our classroom.
Thanks for the idea.

Cynthia

The Sunshine Crew said...

How cool to make seed balls! I had never heard of that before and now, can't wait to do this with my sons. Thank you for sharing.

Tracy said...

How adorable!

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