FUKUOKA STYLE SEED BALLS FOR NO-TILL FARMING
Brian Kerkvliet, Inspiration Farm; Bellingham, USA
2011, 8 min 12 sec
Seed balls are a fun method of plant propagation widely promoted by Japanese natural farming innovator Masanobu Fukuoka. Brian Kerkvliet of Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington shows how to make the Fukuoka style seed balls. There are plenty of variations on how to make them, all involving some combination of seeds, compost and clay. The balls can be tossed into existing crops. Some people use seed balls – or larger seed bombs – as a form of guerrilla gardening: throw the balls into areas that are desolate and could use some flowers or edibles.