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Available for donations of over £8

Growing wildflowers from seed can be a challenge - they're are slow to germinate and grow and, as a result, they are often eaten by the local wildlife before they have a chance to get established! The team at Seedball has set out to tackle this problem and make it easier for everyone to have gardens, balconies, pots and window boxes that are bursting with native wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterlies.

Each seed ball contains a mini ecosystem, seeds are mixed with clay, peat free compost and a smidgen of chilli powder and rolled into a small ball. Each ball is approcimately 1cm in diameter making them super easy to scatter. The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators (such as ants, mice and birds). When sufficient rain permeates the clay the seeds begin to germinate helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the balls. The chilli powder continues to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.

Seeball are offering 20% off any purchase from their website when you donate just £8 to a charity campaign on WildCrowd.

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We want to fill the world with wildflowers and save bees and butterflies! And, we’re starting with your garden. In 2010, our Seedball founders Ana and Emily were Conservation Scientists at Aberdeen University, researching how to save the world. Then, they spotted an advert for a training course to help environmental scientists become entrepreneurs. The spark had been lit! So, by 2012 armed with homemade packaging and our first seed ball prototypes, we began selling at fairs and festivals. By the end of the year, Seedball had a large social media following, we were stocked in our first shop and we made enough money to employ a design team to give our Seedball brand a makeover, so that in 2013 Seedball was launched officially. Conservation is in our heart and soul. In the past we have helped fund the awesome River of Flowers, and we are inter-twined with the fabulous Project Maya who with the help of Seedball funding are starting urban nature reserves across the globe. Yay!

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