NEWS: Seed bombing event launches the Ridges & Furrows trail in Sleaford

To mark the launch of the new Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Trail in North Kesteven, artsNK and The National Centre & Craft and Design invited local people to make their mark along the Sleaford section of the trail by creating ‘seed bombs’ with wild flowers in May.

Design duo NEON led seed bomb making workshops with William Alvey Church of Enlgand Primary School in Sleaford, as well as a pubic drop in workshop.  Seed bombs are seeds that have been wrapped in soil materials, usually a mixture of clay and compost, and then dried, they are a convenient dispersal mechanism for guerrilla gardeners.

Some of the William Alvey pupils and their families took part in a walk along the first section of the trail in Sleaford on Saturday 12 May, distributing the seed bombs along the way.

The event was linked to NEON’s forthcoming exhibition and residency at NCCD from 21 Jul – 7 Oct 2018. During the exhibition NCCD will be transformed into a ‘design studio’ in which NEON will be working as Designers in Residence. Audiences are invited to come and see them at work, and to take part in experimenting with designs and materials. The exhibition closes with a sharing event on Saturday 6 Oct, 10am-2pm. For more information visit NCCD’s website.

If you would like to create your own seed bombs to distribute along the Ridges & Furrows trail, you can download a pdf below telling you have to create them at home!

Seed bomb instructions


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