Six pupils from Toronto Primary School, in Howden, Livingston, helped to plant hundreds of wildflower seed balls in Howden Park. The seed balls were created as part of the Festival 2014 during this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. They were created by 19000 visitors to the site on Glasgow Green during the Games. Each seed ball is a mixture of wildflower seeds, clay (to protect the seeds from being eaten by ants, mice, birds etc) and peat free compost (to give the seeds a nutritional boost). The film they’re wrapped in and the jute ties are also biodegradable making the seed bombs eco friendly from natural materials.
Now that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are over, planting the seed balls will leave a lasting legacy for communities and visitors to the park to enjoy for years to come when they come into bloom, hopefully for the first time next year.
The pupils did a great job of planting seed balls in “trap doors” and were very pleased at how muddy they got doing it! A muddy child is happy child surely….?