Seed bombs in Jamestown

Date(s) - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018
6:00 pm

Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardener Volunteers will hold Evening in the Garden at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 in the demonstration garden at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown.

Master Gardener Mary Erlandson will demonstrate how to make guerilla garden bombs. Participants will learn the formulas and procedure for making the seed bombs and have the opportunity to take some home.

In the US, guerilla gardening began in urban settings as a means of introducing seeds into abandoned, overgrown lots, but has now morphed into a conservation tool utilized by many civic-minded groups. Milkweed bombs have been thrown in Tennessee to encourage needed habitat for monarch butterflies. In Texas, wildflower and grasses have been “bombed” to re-establish growth in areas devastated by prairie fires. Children in schools and at parties have loved learning the technique of making and using seed bombs.

In addition, Master Gardeners will discuss pollinators and pollinator gardens.

The third topic will be growing and establishing an asparagus bed, how to get the plants established and then maintained.

As usual, soil samples will be tested for pH if you bring a small amount of dry soil.

The Evening in the Garden will take place rain or shine.