Seed Ball Making

Giving Nature a Breath of Life

A wise man once said, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, but the second best time is this very moment.”

August 2nd, 2017 was a very special day for all of us at NPS, Banashankari as we were given the opportunity to learn the Japanese method of “nendo dango”, and give our  contribution to Mother Earth! We were to participate in “Vrksharopana-2017” conducted by Edulanes, a social event in which students of several schools take part in seed ball making.

Seed balls, are an ingenious method of replenishing our forest cover. As opposed to conventional tree planting methods, seed balls require little effort but give a substantial output. Inside each of these mud ball lies the pearl of life waiting to blossom under Mother Nature’s love.

We were all in great spirits as we embedded Jamun, Tamarind and Pongamia seeds into small clay balls.  It was allowed to dry for 4 to 5 days. Nearly a thousand students took part in this activity, and we collectively made around six thousand seed balls, which means thousands of mighty new trees!

Since the rainy season is the right time to disperse them, we the nature club members of grade IX and XI went to the forest near Manchenbelle Dam for the same. The weather was pleasant and the place heavenly. We trekked for a kilometer on the beautiful terrain. On reaching the spot, we were divided into 4 groups of 15 students each led by our teachers and volunteers guiding us in the right way to disperse. It was not just an amazing but also a satisfying experience.

Each of us went out with a sense of purpose and came back with a satisfied mind and a loving heart.