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Kenyan Slingshot

Planting seeds in a fun way

What?

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.

How?

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.”

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