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First graders make wildflower seed balls
Students in Elizabeth Kievit’s first-grade class had the chance to create wildflower seed balls to bring home for Mother’s Day.
 
To prepare the seed balls, students flattened clumps of clay, and then sprinkled soil and seeds on top. The ball was carefully rolled into a ball and then covered in a final coating of soil. 
 
When planted outside, the exterior wrapping of soil and clay protects the seed from dying out, washing away, or eaten by birds.
 
As rain and weather break down the seed ball, the soil and clay will help the seed to root and take hold. Seed balls are best used in areas that have minimal existing plant growth.
 
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