Seed ball making activity held in city bird sanctuary

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 19 May 2019

Seed ball making activity was recently organised in the Anandvan Bird Sanctuary on Sunday by the Anandvan Mitramandal, in which around 30 people participated.

Pune: Seed ball making activity was recently organised in the Anandvan Bird Sanctuary on Sunday by the Anandvan Mitramandal, in which around 30 people participated.

The participants prepared around 900 seed balls in this one-day activity.

Jasveer Singh, a member of the Anandvan Mitramandal, said, “With this activity, we aim to plant as many trees as we can along the roadside and other barren areas to increase the green cover of the city. With the help of  this activity, we plan to plant 10,000 trees across Pune before the end of monsoon this year.” 

Dr Jasneet Kaur, a resident of NIBM Road, who participated in this activity, said, “It was a fun activity for kids as well as adults. Seed balls are an effective and simple way of afforestation. It is a modern solution to the problems of deforestation and concretisation. This is an impactful technology and must be popularised.”

Nirmal Kumar Dehury, who also participated in this activity, said, “30 people participated out of which 11 were children in the age group of 5-15 years. This is an effective method of environmental conservation.”

About seed ball

  • A seed ball (or earth ball) is a seed that has been wrapped in soil materials, usually a mixture of clay and compost, and then dried. These balls of seeds are then thrown in the area chosen for cultivation. They do not need ploughing and are made in such a way that they last long enough before the monsoon season and then germinate.
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