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Celebrate Earth Day in 2020 with Seed Ball Kits

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April 14, 2020

This year, Earth Day will occur in the midst of social distancing during COVID-19. The outdoors is not off limits and now is the perfect time to spend time outside as the winter turns to spring, flowers and plants begin to bloom and a dose of sunshine offers a pick-me-up during a stressful time. Tending to plants and watching them grow is beneficial to both physical and mental health. Plants help improve your mood, relieve stress and more.

For those looking to get outside and celebrate nature during this trying time, the Great Outdoors Foundation, in partnership with Polk County Conservation and Conoyer Gardens, is offering a unique way to give back to the outdoors in your own yard. The Great Outdoors Foundation will practice safe social distancing and contact-free delivery of seed ball kits beginning Wednesday, April 22.

Seed Ball Kits

What is a seed ball kit? It’s an easy way to plant without pruning, weeding and watering. All it takes is a little bit of clay, some seeds and a good throwing arm in order to disperse the seeds. The Great Outdoors Foundation encourages anyone with a seed ball kit to throw it in specific areas of parks or their yard to watch it grow.

Seed ball kits are $15, with proceeds going to the Great Outdoors Foundation and Polk County Conservation. There are only 200 kits available and these kits are expected to go fast. Purchase your kit here.

While Earth Day may look a bit different this year, we can still find ways to explore and celebrate nature’s benefits. Find more ideas for getting outdoors here.

You can count on The Partnership to continue to share accurate and fact-based updates as well. See more on COVID-19 here.

Jen Cross

Jen Cross is vice president of donor relations at Great Outdoors Foundation. She has expertise in fundraising, marketing and strategic thinking, as well as a passion for conservation, outdoor recreation, development and community relations.