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Story of Seed Balls by Jim Bones

Seed Ball Recipe

from a recipe by Jim Bones adapted from Masanobu Fukuoka (One Straw Revolution)

  • 1 part seed (native to your area)
  • 3 parts compost 
  • Mix well
  • 5 parts red-powdered clay 
  • Mix well
  • 2 parts water (add gradually)
  • Mix well until texture of bread dough
  • Roll between hands into 1" - 2" balls
  • Flatten slightly to keep balls from rolling downhill
  • Dry on a screen for 24 hours
  • Finished seed balls can be stored for several months in a cool dry place
  • Distribute approx. 1 seed ball per4 square foot