Saturday Science - Seed Bombs

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Saturday Science - Seed Bombs

Karvakko is once again hosting Saturday Science at the Headwaters Science Center. The event will take place on Saturday, March 19 from 2-3pm. This time we will be showing kids how to make Seed Bombs. Unsure what a seed bomb is? I was too. So I checked in with our Landscape Architect Keith Kinnen to get a better idea.

A seed bomb is “A little bundle of joy of seeds, clay and compost” according to Keith. The whole point of making these is to beautify your land; and keep insects, like the butterflies and bees happy. Due to the growing use of pesticides, these important pollinators are dying and we need to help them as much as we can. The best seeds to use are those native to the area. Some examples are:

· Yarrow
· Common Milkweed
· Heath Aster
· Prairie Clover
· Rattlesnake Master
· Bee Balm
· Sunflower
· Coneflower
· Black-eyed Susan
· Showy Goldenrod
· Culvers Root
· Golden Alexanders

Growing these flowers is a simple task. No digging or anything like that! Just drop them in an open area where you want to see beautiful flowers grow!


Can’t make it on Saturday? You can make these on your own! This is what you'll need:

· Clay
· Water
· Seeds 
· Compost
· Large Flat Surface

Mix 5 parts clay with 1 part compost and 1 part seeds. Add a couple of drops of water {be careful not to add too much or it will be a gooey mess}. Roll and knead the mixture into a ball. After you have thoroughly mixed the dough, flatten it out and cut into pieces. Roll the smaller pieces into little balls. Drop them in an open area and watch your flowers grow!

In recap, make some seed bombs and spread them around your yard! And remember, butterflies and bees are our friends!

Angela Liedke

Office Manager

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