Join artist-activist Emmaline Payette and make your own seed bomb in a fun, environmentally focused, hands on activity.
Emmaline’s seed stones (also known “seed bombs”, “seed balls”, “earth balls” or “nendo dango”) are composed of local BK ROT compost, terracotta, and native pollinators seeds. Emmaline uses “seed stones” for guerilla gardening and aerial seedings in vacant lots throughout Brooklyn. Using “seed stones” allows for her to plant ecologically beneficial plants in hard to access spaces.
For the Old Stone House workshop, she will include seeds of pollinator plants that are native to both New York City and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Reservation in North Dakota. Seeds include Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea), Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnaris), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus). During the workshop participants will learn about making and distributing seed bombs, bioremediation, compost, seed collecting, pollinator plants, indigenous plants and acknowledge that Old Stone House’s occupies Lenape ancestral land for the Canarsie tribe.
“They Tried to Bury Us, They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds”