Spring is here and what better way to love the Mother than to keep your corner of the world clean! Organize a monthly or bi-monthly neighborhood clean up. You can even sort recyclables if you are feeling it! It is a great activity for kids to cultivate a sense of connection to our Earth. Bring gloves!
‘Tis the planting season…have a seed exchange party, or seedlings if you were motivated this winter and have some plants started already! When you start your seedlings, plant extras to share with friends and your neighborhood community garden!
The ground is still frozen now but soon it will thaw and become a welcoming receptacle for new life…do you drive by an area that could use a little love? An empty lot is a great place to seed bomb…gather various flower seeds (local, native and non-invasive are best!) and encase them in mud, wet lightly to form into balls and allow to harden. Then, when you pass a vacant lot and any open area that is in need of love, drop your love bomb. When the rains come and the soil warms, you can watch your love blossom. A great way to show your love and appreciation for all of the hard working pollinators out there! Please avoid farmlands and private properties.
Seed Bomb Recipe
5 parts compost or soil (I used Fox Farm Ocean Floor potting soil from Inner Glow Garden Center in Benton Harbor)
1 parts clay (I used kaolin clay powder)
Pinch of seeds (I used echinacea seeds and a native wildflower mix)
Dampen first 2 ingredients and mix. Form into small patties, place pinch of seeds in the middle, then roll it into a ball. Cover with more soil and allow to dry. Enjoy!!! 1 part soil or compost, my “part” was 1/4 cup. You can make your batch as big as you need!
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