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Seedballs to help with reforestation

16 May 2018

Teddy Kinyanjui is co-founder of Seedballs Kenya a company that is producing charcoal coated seedballs as a means  of help to reforest parts of Kenya that are turning into dust bowls. The  marble sized seedballs are charcoal coated to stop animals eating them but when the rains arrive they wash away the charcoal and allow the seeds to germinate. 

Each seedball contains one tree seed. Teddy Kinyanjui feels that dispersing the seeds using helicopters is the most effective way to spread the seeds and can reduce the cost of planting trees drastically compared to traditional tree planting methods. Read more 

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