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Waikoloa Future Foresters Make Seed Bombs

Saturday morning, six of the Waikoloa Future Foresters came to my house to work on a mural of native dry forest plants to paint on the shipping container that we are using for storage in the forest and to make seed bombs.

Chris had this great idea – the kids that didn’t feel comfortable drawing their chosen species were offered the opportunity to trace it –  a great way to lessen the stress and still have them learn the leaf and petal shapes.  The container is going to look amazing.  Lots of work to do yet though.

Next we went out to the front yard and tried out our seed bomb recipe.  Chris supervised this activity that involved Dillon and Bruce delving hands first into soft clay, compost, and pua kala seeds.  Unfortunately, the mixture called for 2 cups of water which ended up being too wet to make the big marble-like shapes we wanted.   Still we have about 3 dozen free-form seed bombs.  Now we need to investigate our germination rate.


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