Hoping to see mini meadows of flowers emerge
The children of East Acton Primary with their seed bombs
Pupils from East Acton Primary have planted 150 seed bombs in the hope of seeing a crop of mini-meadow of flowers in the area.
Seed bombs, also known as guerrilla gardening or seed balls, are a natural seeding technique. Each seed bomb is a tiny individual ecosystem, encased in sustainable compost to protect the native wildflower seeds from predators such as birds and ants, whilst giving them the much-needed nutrients for the beginning of their lives.
Recent research carried out by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) found that almost three million people have taken up gardening as a past time since the beginning of the pandemic.
The bombs were donated by Barratt London which is responsible for the Western Circus development on Western Avenue near the school.
Valerie Widdowson, Year 3 teacher at East Acton Primary School said, “We are very keen to encourage our students to explore the outdoors. This donation is an exciting new way to enhance the natural beauty in our school gardens. We are working this year with the children and their parents to build our fields into areas where they can grow and develop their gardening skills, these seed bombs will mark the start of this.”
The children planting the seed bombs
Ed McCoy, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt West London, comments, “Coinciding with Spring, we are excited to get this campaign underway in partnership with Vaughan Primary School. The seed bombs are a fun way for children to get excited about gardening and bringing new life to their outside space.”
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June 2, 2022