Kids have a great time making wildflower seed bombs

Kids have a great time making wildflower seed bombs

A group of 19 young people recently enjoyed a novel school holiday activity: creating native wildflower seed-bombs! Nursery staff, Yvonne and Rose, ran the school holiday workshop on 13 October at our nursery in Mount Gambier, with participants ranging in age from two to 12.

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During a short interactive session led by Rose, the kids learnt about different types of seeds, the meaning of native, and the importance of native wildflowers to insects. Following on from this, Yvonne introduced the technique of creating seed-bombs or seed-balls, after which the really fun part happened – getting our hands dirty!

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By carefully mixing the correct ratio of clay to fine potting mix, and then gently spraying in water while stirring, participants of all ages were able to create goody-bags full of seed-balls to take home. A variety of species were used (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy, Austral Trefoil, Billy Buttons, Chocolate Lily, Feather-heads, and Button Everlasting) which will hopefully germinate and flower in gardens all around town.

Thank you to all those who came along, and to our helpers Deb and Hannah.

Ned and Brogan work together to get the mixture perfect

Ned and Brogan work together to get the mixture perfect

Rose Thompson
Rose Thompson


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