My name is Kristen Campbell and I started Radical Roots Seed Bomb Company Inc. in 2018. I specialize in harnessing the power of native wildflower seeds, worm castings, and the mic drop maneuver. See I make seed bombs; seed bombs are balls of seeds, worm castings and held together by clay and water, dried out and ready to be dropped or launched onto the ground. The idea is for the seed bomb to be left on top of the ground and let nature take over. The seeds are protected from pests, wind and run off so the seeds stay in place, waiting for the optimal time to germinate and grow; this gives them the best chance at survival.
I started Radical Roots because I felt like my individual efforts to help the environment went nowhere. We live busy lives, with work, getting the kids to school and back, sports, supper and bedtime, where in the world do I have time to make a real effort? I discovered seed bombs as a youtube craft idea that my daughter and I could do, but digging a little deeper, I saw real potential. Others were already doing in, Kenya has been reforesting their ecosystems with seed bombs for almost 8 years now. Seed bombs are a powerful tool in growing, packed with native wildflower seed, that help restore pollinator populations. Throwing one seed bomb changes the environment and radicalizes conservation efforts, all from the palm of your hand. The beauty of the seed bomb is you can see the results; you can hear and feel a positive change.
Willow and I started at our local farmers market, it is such an amazing community. Each year we grow bigger and reach more of Canada with our seed bombs. We work with local seed farmers where we can source true native species within that area, throughout all of Canada. To date we have distributed over 200,000 seed bombs, each seed bomb covering 1 square foot, thats over 200,000 square feet of native wildflowers by hands like ours. You can still find us at local markets, traveling the country engaging in conversations about seed bombs, workshops and our own conservation efforts.
By throwing or dropping a seed bomb, one square foot of beautiful wildflowers can be created with little effort.
All it takes is one throw of a Radical Roots seed bomb, whether it be in your garden or a trail in the woods, to:
- Improve soil conditions (worm castings)
- Help the bees thrive,
- Help butterflies and birds, and
- Provide food and shelter for small mammals.
One seed bomb can improve an entire ecosystem.