Seedbomb Burlington will host two free seedball making workshops to celebrate Earth Week. Participants will use clay, compost, and native Vermont seeds (all provided) to create seedballs, which can be placed or thrown into any earthen environment to yield flowers, herbs, and edible vegetation. The demonstration will include information on native plants and guidelines for appropriate use in the community, as well as free food and music.
The workshops will take place on Sunday April 21 at 1 p.m. in Burlington City Hall Park, and on Monday April 22 (Earth Day) throughout the day at UVM campus (somewhere near the Davis Center and/or library; look for your fellow ENVS students from ENVS 204 Media Ecologies and Cultural Politics).
Seedbombing, or aerial reforestation, refers to the practice of introducing vegetation to land by throwing or dropping compressed bundles of soil containing live vegetation (seed balls). Undertaken with the goal of re-naturalizing barren or ecologically underutilized land, seedbombing is an ecological practice for reviving urban environments.
Seedbomb Burlington is a place-specific project intended to provide people with skills and knowledge for remapping, reimagining, and rewilding their city through the practice of site-specific seeding with ecologically appropriate plants. It is a project of social and ecological reclamation and information dispersal, involving seeds, soil, boots, bikes, vacant landscapes, maps and smart phones, social and locative media, and time, gentle time.
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