Laura one of the bicycle girls of Seed Bomb Britain
Britain's Seed Bombing Bicycling Girls
Our favourite visitors to The Sustainability Centre so far this Spring have been the bicycling girls of Seed Bomb Britain. The three girls are currently cycling around our fair isle, visiting permaculture projects, communities, transition towns and educational institutes to learn and share ideas and skills along the way. Keep up with their progress and perhaps invite them along and share some time with them yourselves!
The girls of Seed Bomb Britain believe that seed-bombing will be a fun way to interact with the communities they meet.
They hope that othres may join the cycle ride as they go, even if its just for the day. The main seeds they will be throwing are bee and insect loving wild flowers and wild foods. These are good for foraging and are a way to address and highlight our dwindling biodiversity across the UK, especially in the countryside.
Already the girls have met some wonderful people and communities. They have made seed bombs with children, visited the wonderful Hackney Forest Garden, learnt about sustainable beekeeping, helped build a bean yard and met the super tasty folk of People's Kitchen (who make delicious dishes from food that otherwise would have been thrown away). Along the way people are offering them food and place to rest their tired legs, hence their sojourn here at The Sustainability Centre.
Their exploits bring back memories of the Troubadours of Albion feature we ran in Permaculture 59. Three young men walked around Britain with no money, only a repetoire of traditional songs as in the tradition of Medieval troubadours of Europe. The girls are inspiring the same feelings of joy.
You can see lots of pictures from the girls' travels on their Bicycle Blog www.seedbombbritain.org They aim to update about once a week and you can follow their more regular twitter posts @seedbombbicycle