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How to Make Seed Balls


– Three sheets recycled paper

(newspaper, construction paper)

– Native wildflower seeds

– Strainer

– Mixing bowl

– Two cups water

– Plastic Bag


* Tear up your sheets of paper into small shreds.
* Place the shredded paper into the plastic bag.
* Add two cups of water to the plastic bag and seal.
* Keeping the bag sealed, mash together the paper shreds and water until the mixture becomes a mushy pulp.
* Pour the contents of the bag into a strainer that is placed inside of your mixing bowl (or a sink).
* Press your fingers into the mushy pulp to push out water.
* Leave enough water that you can still shape the pulp into a ball.
* Take a pinch of native wildflower seeds, and press the pulp ball into them, mixing everything together.
* Set aside to dry for two days.
* Once the seed balls have dried, they are ready to be planted to help Pollinate the State!

How to Make Seed Balls

Native Wildflower Seeds, Seed Balls, TN State Park Conservancy