Planting seeds in a fun way
Kenyans are replenishing their forests and combating deforestation by using slingshots to plant tree seedlings.
This is an initiative by SeedBalls Kenya, which can include everyone. For example , children are encouraged to have sling shot competitions using the charcoal-covered seeds instead of stones.
Courtesy - Al Jazeera
Seeds have been coated in the charcoal dust to repel, birds and insects, and are flung across fields using the slingshots.
It’s a fun activities for children, also fighting deforestation by planting seeds.
It’s a climate action solution that solves SDG goal 4, 13 and 15.
About 2 million seed balls have been planted in Kenya in the past year and a half in what has been called “guerrilla gardening.”