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Tiny seed balls from Kenya are making reforestation easier

With the advent of climate change, reforestation is among the primary solutions being explored to combat the impact of the shifting trend in climate that causes frequency and magnitude in natural disasters.

However, reforestation projects take a lot of hard work in mobilization, transport, and maintenance.

Some innovative minds from Kenya have thought of a brilliant way to make the project easier and more fun by crafting seed balls that are so compact they only take up the same size as a date.

This means that even hikers can carry around a lot of them and leave them on the ground when they go on their trips and these seedballs will later grow as trees and replace ones that have been lost to deforestation.

The seedballs are composed of seeds that are covered in biocharcoal dust and binders that protect the seeds from the elements. The binders also provide them with the nutrients they need to grow in the wild. The seeds grow into plants as early as one month after they are thrown or planted on the ground.

Its completely doable in the Philippines too, don’t you think? (ANGEL ONG)


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