$13.81 – $27.04

Make your own seed bombs

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Kelmarna Gardens

12 Hukanui Crescent

Ponsonby

Auckland, Auckland 1021

New Zealand

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The clay seed ball, also known as “seed bombs” in guerrilla gardening, is an ancient method of agriculture that was popularized by Masanobu Fukuoka, a Permaculture father figure who uses clay seed balls to ‘naturally farm’ rice and other grains on his farm in Japan.

In their most basic form, seed balls are mixtures of clay, compost, and seeds, rolled into a ball shape and left to dry. They can then either be thrown out into a meadow or placed in your garden beds, and through exposure to rain and sunshine they will burst into life and grow into healthy strong plants.

This workshop will run through the history of the clay seed ball; its uses in natural farming and also in forest revegetation. Together, we will explore each of the individual components used to create seed balls and then we will make two different types of seed balls, one for pumpkins / sunflowers, and the other for bee-friendly wildflowers, that you can take home and watch grow.

Led by Levi Brinsdon-Hall, this workshop is ideal for both adults and children. Come prepared to get soil under your fingernails!

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Levi Brinsdon-Hall is an artist, grower, teacher and sculptor. He is a core collaborator with For The Love of Bees - A City Bee Collaboration where he teaches kids and adults about the beauty of ecology, the importance of organic spaces in our city and how to work with biology to grow healthy plants. Currently, he is working with a team starting up an Organic Market Garden and teaching space in central Auckland.

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At Kelmarna, we believe that education should be accessible to everyone, and therefore offer tickets at a 50% discount to Community Services Cardholders. If you book one of these tickets, please bring your Community Services Card to the event.


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Kelmarna Gardens

12 Hukanui Crescent

Ponsonby

Auckland, Auckland 1021

New Zealand

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