The Great Seed Bomb is a fun 15k (10-mile) slow bike ride built for everyone and benefiting bees, monarch and other pollinators, to be held this year from 1 to 5 p.m., November 5, at Clear Fork Nature Trail, in Fort Worth. During the ride, seed balls made of clay, organic compost and native, non-GMO milkweed and wildflower seed are launched from bikes by the riders. Fifty percent of all ticket sales will go to the Native Prairies Association of Texas (Fort Worth Chapter).
Founded by Jillian Jordan, of Keller, a team of experts in wildlife conservation, native habitat and prairie restoration, and with city approval, this project aims to educate, empower and equip everyday environmentalists to take on this problem with the right tools for the fight.
Founder Jillian Jordan states, “Bees aren’t the only polli- nator at risk: a whopping 90 percent of the monarch butterfly population is gone. This is mainly due to the use of glyphosate (Roundup), an herbicide destroying much of the monarch habitat, which consists of milkweed and wildflowers.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit GreatSeedBomb.org.