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Make a Native Plant Seed Bomb!

Easy Guerilla Gardening

2022-08-11 14:00:00 2022-08-11 15:00:00 America/Chicago Make a Native Plant Seed Bomb! Make a native seed plant bomb to make your world more beautiful, and friendly to life! Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thursday, August 11
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-11 14:00:00 2022-08-11 15:00:00 America/Chicago Make a Native Plant Seed Bomb! Make a native seed plant bomb to make your world more beautiful, and friendly to life! Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Main Library

Community Meeting Room (107)

Make a native seed plant bomb to make your world more beautiful, and friendly to life!

Have you ever heard of guerilla gardening or seed bombs? Some "guerilla" gardeners, who want to green the world without asking permission, sneak out at night to plant bare areas. Others make seed bombs and lob them into neglected areas where the wildflower seeds they contain germinate and come spring, create flower filled habitats. We recommend ‘bombing’ your own property to provide a habitat for birds, insects and pollinators, and create pockets of beauty which are especially welcome in urban areas like ours. 

The library, in partnership with The Climate Initiative (TCI) and Natural Habitat Evanston, is offering you the chance to create your own seed bombs, and to learn about native plants and invasive species common in our area. 

This one hour event is for educators, and for those aged 13 to 23. It's a fun, simple activity and after you've made your seed bombs, you'll be asked to throw them into neglected places that need some native vegetation. 


So join us on August 11 in the community room of the main library to get down and dirty with seed bombs and try your hand at guerilla gardening. 


TCI is a national nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to activating and empowering youth toward climate action, and Natural Habitat Evanston is a native habitat preservation program of Citizens’ Greener Evanston, a nonprofit whose mission is creating a healthier and more sustainable Evanston. 

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Phone: (847)448-8600
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About the branch

The Main library is an epicenter of information and the various forms of literacy. Its assets expand beyond books, audiobooks and DVDs to include public Internet stations and building-wide Wi-Fi, arts performances and displays, author presentations, financial and immigration programs, and much more. The Main Library is the primary focus of our absolute and continuous commitment to meeting the diverse expectations and needs of Evanston residents.

La Biblioteca Principal es un epicentro de información y diversas formas de alfabetización. Sus colecciones se expanden más allá de los libros, audiolibros y DVD para incluir estaciones públicas de Internet y Wi-Fi en todo el edificio, presentaciones y exhibiciones artísticas, presentaciones de autores, programas financieros y de inmigración, y mucho más. La Biblioteca Principal es el enfoque nuestro compromiso absoluto y continuo para cumplir con las diversas expectativas y necesidades de los residentes de Evanston.

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