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Native Seed Ball Workshop

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Native seed balls are a great way to disperse native seeds into areas devoid of nature.

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.” Since that time there has been a grassroots movement to create these so-called “seed bombs” to improve the low success rate of wild seed dispersal. In urban and suburban areas, where much of the native vegetation has been removed, seed bombs can be used to reintroduce seeds of some of Maine’s indigenous plants to help re-establish native populations.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about the many different seeds of native plants and which species can be successfully dispersed with this guerrilla planting technique. The cold months of fall, winter, and early spring are the best times to make and toss these balls outside.

For more information on seed balls, check out this blog post on our website!

Free to attend, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required to reserve you a spot. Pre-register here!


Portland Food Co-op
290 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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