Phil Druce (pictured) of Blackwood Seeds in South Australia (SA) has kindly donated thousands of native plant seeds to the SA Roots & Shoots team, to help members celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace on 21 September.
The theme of this year’s Day of Peace is Climate Change for Peace, and the seeds are being shared with SA Roots & Shoots member schools so their students can make native seed balls to help offset carbon emissions.
Phil works with Landcare and other environment groups to harvest the tiny, precious native seeds for propagation in gardens and properties across South Australia.
He has given the Roots & Shoots team a wide range of native grasses, flowers, bushes and trees seeds such as Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Olearia pannosa and Melaluca lancolata.
These have been gathered from places as far and wide as Melrose, Callington, Tooperang and Livingston Bay.
Watch this space for more news of the Seed Ball project, as schools make, throw and grow their seed balls for climate change!