Emily Lambert – how to fund your conservation project with a commercial enterprise

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Seedball is a company making gift products that grow. Emily and Ana are both conservation scientists with high ambitions for making the world a better place. Their company is a tool for raising funds for an environmental restoration venture called Project Maya. The Fukuoka style seed preparation contain a variety of seeds protected by a clay shell and cayenne pepper, and fed with compost. They are not a horticultural, but a gift product, and they come in colourful tins made in the UK. You can often see Emily and Ana at permaculture gatherings in person, and the products are stocked across the country in gift shops and garden centres, including famous such venues as the Kew gardens. To me they are a great example of, as Erik Ohlsen puts it: “composting money”.


Seedball – learn more about the product, and buy it here

Project Maya – the ultimate conservation aim

Masanobu Fukuoka – the inspiration for the product

Music used: Luxe by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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