I'm writing on behalf of the recently launched online SEED:Ball Store, which hand makes and sells varieties of wildflower seed balls. The store is run by project MAYA, an eco-social enterprise that works to promote environmental sustainability following the principles of permaculture and our aim is to facilitate a more sustainable society through education, research, enterprise and campaigns.
We've recently been working closely with Highgate Transition in London, using sales of seed balls on their stalls as means of fund-raising for their organisation. As a social enterprise, it's very important to us that we are able to support organisations such as the transition movement, and we therefore have decided to offer seed balls to the Transition Network at our trade prices. If interested, this will provide the opportunity for your group to raise funds from seed ball sales (our recommended retail price is £4.50).
Our packs contain 20 1cm diameter seed balls, each of which are made of clay, compost, 100s of seeds and chilli powder. The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators. When rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate, and the chilli powder continues to deter predators until the seeds sprout. For more information on our seed balls, see www.seedball.co.uk
It's super easy for you to order our seed ball packs at trade prices (55% off our RRP), simply go to: http://www.bigbarn.co.uk/marketplace/vendors/seed_ball, select the packs you'd like and at the check out use the code: TRANSITION
We also offer discount on bulk buying loose seed balls for habitat creation, with prices starting at £30 for 500g loose seed balls. We have found that groups have been successful selling loose seed balls as a means to fund raise (selling them as pick n mix). For more information on purchasing loose seed balls, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to working with you in the future!
Anna (and the rest of the project MAYA/SEED:Ball team)
p.s. you can find seed ball on twitter (@seed_ball)