Gerald McShane: Guerilla Gardening 101

The Gerald McShane Green Club learned about Guerrilla Gardening this week. They took home their handmade “seed bombs”, which they will throw into in any urban space in need of greening. Wherever they’re planted, wildflowers will grow! You can make your own seed bombs at home by following these simple steps:

  • 1 part clay
  • 1 part soil or compost
  • 1 part native wildflower seeds
  • water (as needed)

Mix the soil, clay, and water thoroughly to diminish any lumps. Add water slowly to moisten, and then add seeds. Keep kneading the mixture until the seeds are well mixed in, adding water as necessary. Roll into a ball, about 1 inch in diameter. Dry seed balls for 1-2 days in a shady place. Throw them or plant them in a spot that you’d like to be green! No need to bury or water.

You’ve made your mark on the Earth by adding colour and life, and by planting these flowers, you’re helping insects, animals, and our planet thrive!


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