What is a Seed ball?


A Seedball is simply that a seed inside of a ball of charcoal dust mixed with some nutritious binders. We are focusing on helping reduce the costs of planting various useful indigenous plant species (mostly trees!) in India. The biochar coating of the ball helps protect the seed within from predators such as birds, rodents and insects and extremes of temperature until the rains arrive! Once soaked, the seed ball will help retain and prolong a moist environment around the seed to encourage germination.

Seed Ball
Seed Ball
Seed Ball

Biochar Seedballs and Seeds

-100% Natural and !100% GMO free!

The tree seeds we use are all sourced from the Indian Forestry of about 220 trees species collected from more than 50 localities around India.

-Natural organic seed coating

We use salvaged charcoal dust from urban charcoal vending site in Tamilnadu makes these seeds safe.

-Recycled packaging

We support local small business! We source all of our paper bags & packaging materials locally and our printing is done by a small start up company in Coimbatore.

-Low carbon manufacturing

Our manufacturing process is fossil fuel free!

-Eco-friendly marketing

We focus on online marketing to reduce use of paper flyers etc- www.pioneeragroindustry.com

Where to throw Seedballs

THE DO'S

  • Do think like a Tree! Look for pro-active microhabitats for your seedballs. Favor areas likely to conserve moisture, and places wildlife and livestock can't access easily. BE the mother-tree!
  • Do Foster vacant or degraded land and fill empty urban spaces with trees and flowers.
  • Do obtain permission from the land managers first if you'd like to re-seed in a conservation area.
  • Do ensure the site is not due for imminent development and that the plants will thrive there.
  • Do your best to match plant and tree species to their natural environmental types. eg. highland, dryland, lakeshore and swampland. Each to it's own.

THE DONT'S

  • Don't throw seedballs at people or windows. Please ensure that nothing or nobody will be damaged or harmed by your flying seedballs.
  • Don't interfere with food crops bt spreading SeedBalls across agricultural fields.
  • Don't throw them on land with obvious inadequate growing conditions. If there is insufficient water, light and no obvious soil for the plants to anchor themselves, they will most likely eventually perish.
  • Don't take SeedBalls out of india or you may contravene various pyhtosanitation and biosafety laws.
  • Don't be impatient. Some seeds germinate only after several rainy seasons. Growing trees is a noble act of kindness, it takes time and preseverance.

Many seeds may respond to moisture and germinate in the first rainy season, Some may just wait and bide their time for several years. The biochar coating of the ball helps protect the sees within from predators such as rodents and insects, dehydration, and extremes of temperature. So, by distributing adequate quantities of BIOCHAR SEEDBALLS back into the wild you are encouraging reforestation in both space AND time, and allowing the seeds's built-in sensors to determine when is the best time to start growing. This is the NATURAl approach to reforestation and is particularly appropriate for harsh environments to expand our forest cover.

Seed Ball
Seed Ball

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