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New York Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

Companion Resource


Seed Ball Garden Activity

Use these instructions from to make seed balls as a fun and inexpensive way to sow native plants and flowers! Seed balls are a small collection of seeds, compost/soil, and clay. They are commonly used to revegetate areas burned by wildfires but can also be used on a smaller scale in home gardens and classrooms. 

Time to Complete
30 minutes
  • Clay (can be found at craft stores)
  • Potting soil or compost
  • Seeds (easy-to-grow varieties) 

Kids Gardening

Lessons Associated with this Resource