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FREE Seed Bombing Event at Black Bear Park

May 11 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Join Us for a FREE Seed Bombing Event at Hoffman Estates Park District’s Black Bear Park!
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Black Bear Park


Get ready to get your hands dirty for a good cause! HEParks is thrilled to host a Seed Bombing Workshop, a unique and impactful way to contribute to the conservation and enhancement of our local ecosystem. This event is your opportunity to play a direct role in the beautification and biodiversity improvement of Black Bear Park.

What is Seed Bombing?
Seed Bombing is an engaging, hands-on method of ecological conservation. By combining seeds of native plants collected from our parks with clay and compost, we create “seed bombs.” These seed bombs protect the seeds until the arrival of rain, offering them the nutrients needed to sprout and flourish. This innovative approach ensures the seeds have the best possible chance to germinate and contribute to our park’s natural beauty and biodiversity.

Why Participate?
Your involvement in the Seed Bombing Event will make a tangible difference in our efforts to preserve and enrich the native biodiversity of Black Bear Park. It’s not just an activity; it’s a contribution to the future health and beauty of our environment.

Workshop Activities Include:

Seed Processing: Learn how to prepare seeds collected from the park for their journey into becoming seed bombs.
Mixing and Making: Get hands-on experience mixing seeds with clay and compost to form the perfect seed bomb.
Ready, Set, Sling!: Prepare your seed bombs for slinging at designated areas in the park, where they’ll await the next rains to grow and thrive.

Who Should Attend?
Everyone is welcome! Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, a conservation supporter, or just looking for a fun and meaningful way to spend a Saturday morning, this event is for you. It’s a fantastic activity for families, individuals, and community groups looking to make a positive impact on their local environment.

How to Prepare:
Come dressed for the outdoors and ready to get a bit messy. All materials for the seed bombing will be provided. Just bring your enthusiasm and love for nature!

Let’s Make a Difference Together!
Join us at Black Bear Park for a morning of fun, learning, and conservation. Your participation not only contributes to the health of Black Bear Park but also fosters a stronger, more connected community. Let’s plant the seeds for a greener tomorrow!

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Black Bear Park & Disc Golf Course
1784 Essex Drive
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 United States
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