Sunday, September 16, 2012

Eco camp

Andrew was away on camp all last week. The kids took gardening tools and gloves and worked hard. They were helping to bring a very over-used farm back to being a sustainable piece of bush.

It was so denuded of greenery and in such a bad state that even the wildlife had left - no birds.

One of the jobs was to make seed balls. Andrew and his classmates made a huge slurry of grass seeds compost and mud. Then they rolled it into balls. The balls are scattered across the property It protects the seeds from just being eaten by birds. Then, when it rains, the seeds germinate with the help of their capsule of dirt and compost.

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