Seedballs: Marble-Sized Balls Packed with Wildflower Seeds for Guerilla Gardening

March 13, 2013 by  
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In 2010, a group of sustainability academics launched a global eco-social enterprise called  MAYA  to make sure their research would have real world impact. Now, the team has come up with a new way to raise funds for their sustainability initiatives whilst increasing UK wildflowers: Seedball . Each marble-sized Seedball is a mini-ecosystem in itself, where wildflower seeds are mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chili powder. When sufficient rain permeates, the seeds inside germinate — helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball — and the chili acts as a pest deterrent so the ball can degrade and the seeds can sprout. Each ball is approximately 1cm in diameter, making them easy to scatter. + MAYA + Seedball The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: guerilla gardening , seed balls , seed bombs , seedballs , wildflower seedballs

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