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The Seed Bomb Class @ The Foundry

On Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm, the third installment of Annie Levay-Krause’s Urban Agriculture Series will take place at The Foundry. The idea behind a seed bomb is to create a self contained “seed packet” filled with enough nutrients to support the growth of a small plant. It’s a guerilla gardening approach that benefits barren parcels of urban land. The size of the seed bomb is about the diameter of a small meatball.
Whereas a sole seed might not have enough nutrients to establish itself, the nutrient-rich soil bomb allows the seed to establish itself. “Nature takes over and you have a planting in what may be a difficult spot,” said Kevin Hayes at The Foundry. “A permaculture idea, in that you’re letting natural processes work their magic.” Seed bombs can then be stored in such things as egg cartons (see Facebook event page for more details). The class is $5, and attendees are asked to bring their favorite seeds – Sole of Buffalo will provide the rest of the nutrients along with instructions. Class participants can also bring seeds, sprouts, bulbs, herbs or indoor plants that they would like to swap and share with others. 
The Foundry is located at 298 Northampton, three and a half blocks east of DeltaSonic car wash.
The Foundry – Facebook
298 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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