Year 7 “The Hive” Seed bombing

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Last week, members of “The Hive” group made seed bombs Thursday lunch time (see recipe below).

They then went out on Friday lunchtime to bomb area in school that could do with a sprinkling of wildflower seeds which will make all of the bees and butterflies happy in the coming months and look beautiful too:

Special thanks to Clark Stobo 7A and Maison Moore 7E for their excellent work making and planting so many seed bombs, clearing litter as they went and generally making Friesland look better every Thursday and Friday lunch time.

Make your own seed bombs

The instructions are simple enough, a bit like making chocolate truffles. (Takes 30 minutes)

Ingredients

  • Wildflower seeds
  • Flour
  • Peat-free compost
  • Water
  • A bucket
  • A baking tray

Instructions

Mix the seed, clay, and compost together in a bowl to a ratio of three handfuls of flour, five handfuls of compost, and one handful of seed. Then carefully add water slowly and gradually (you don’t want it too gloopy), mixing it all together until you get a consistency that you can form into truffle-sized balls. Lay them out to bake dry on a sunny windowsill for at least three hours. Place the balls in areas that may have lost grass or in neglected planters or pots. Let nature do the rest.

It is a muddy job but great fun and very satisfying!