Seedballs Kenya has been nominated for the World Index Award 2019. The Index Project is the biggest design award in the world, and is commonly referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of design’. This exclusive award brings together the world’s best and brightest designs in service of humanity and our environment.
A Seedball is simply a seed inside of a ball of charcoal dust mixed with nutritious binders. This increases efficiency and reduces the costs of planting various useful indigenous trees and grasses. Cookswell Energy Saving Jikos, in partnership with Chardust Ltd., developed and introduced this simple and effective initiative to Kenya in 2016. As of July 2019, over 6 million Seedballs have been cast throughout Kenya.
How does it work? All you do is “throw and grow”! A seedball can remain safely intact in the charcoal coating until the rains arrive. This natural approach to reforestation is particularly appropriate for harsh environments. Tree and grass Seedballs germinate with the first seasonal rains and waste little time developing strong roots. With this innovative system of planting indigenous trees and grasses, Seedballs Kenya strives to help Kenya become a leader in the fight against climate change.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is today!
Contact: Teddy Kinyanjui
Phone: 0700 380 009 / 0700 905 913