Archive for the 'Seedball' Category

Ruth Stout’s Hay Mulch Planting Method

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

 I was surprised not to find Ruth Stout already here in a search of this blog.
Ruth lived from 1884 until 1980 and is famous for her planting method of essentially pressing seeds into the ground, which she prepared by covering with soft hay to protect from the sun, suppress weeds and keep the ground moist. […]

Red Terra Cotta Powder v. Wet Modeling Clay

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Finally making some seedballs to practice what I preach at Seedball.com.
Remembering that red terra cotta clay was the largest proportion of materials, I left an art supply place in a fool’s paradise with a heavy box of modeling clay, not the dry powder needed to make seedballs. D’oh!!!
Searching around the interwebs, I found others who […]

Seedballs on NPR

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

I’m still on a road trip, which started with my participation at the Xanadu convention in Las Vegas. I spoke there about “All Things Ecological” and “Indie Filmmaking.”
I took a break from the convention to be interviewed, along with Alongside Night author J. Neil Schulman, by the Motorhome Diaries team, who met with us and […]

Seedball Popularizer Masanoba Fukuoka Dead at 95

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Ausearth reports “Remembering a Great Man: Masanobu Fukuoka”.
Fukuoka’s work was described here recently in this post, which included links to free versions of his books (perhaps only legal in Australia).
“What impressed me about Fukuoka’s approach, even beyond “minimal labor,” is what he called “do nothing” agriculture. Now that’s what I’m talking about! I can do […]

Rob Johnson: “Win My Balls”

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Rob Johnson is holding a contest in which you can win his balls, seedballs that is.
I bought a product at the NW Flower and Garden show this year called seedballz I have some balls left over and thought… what will I do with my balls? I know- I will give them away! They are cool- […]

Seedball.com How To Make Seedballs

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Seedball.com, like this post, has a YouTube video about how to make seedballs, and in addition lists the “recipe” and has links to active seedball making groups.

Guerrilla Gardening in Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Al “Bokashiman” sent me a more direct link to The Vancouver Guerrilla Gardeners Meetup Group.
On their description page, an elegant statement from the Toronto Public Space Committee is quoted:
“Without permit or license, we plant seeds and seedlings in all those neglected corners of public space. Join us as we vandalise the city with nature!”
Al also […]

Guerrilla Gardening Group Seedballs

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Google Alerts sent me an email about the term “seedball” for the first time in months. In contrast, I get “permaculture” and “forest garden” alerts every day. For some reason, Google sent an archived message from Heavy Petal about “seedball progress” from a personal project by Heavy Petal’s Andrea Bellamy.
Searching through her site for the […]

Starcraft v. Seedballs

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Korea treats the Blizzard real time strategy video game Starcraft like Americans treat the Superbowl. Millions watch as a few players seize scarce resources and launch military assaults on a big video screen. Would you rather watch overpadded guys tackle each other on the astroturf or witness wicked on screen simulated characters launch nuclear attacks […]

Terrorist Seedballs Seized (2003)

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Classic 2003 report of seedball “terrorism,” just in case you missed it. The comments are funny, too.