Seed bombs thrown in Casares after destructive forest fire

School children in the area helped make the seed bombs

More than 150 people scattered seed bombs in Casares after a large forest fire scorched 20 hectares over the summer. Local schools and children had worked to prepare the 25,000 seed bombs that were used in the replanting operation.

The activity was organised by the Provincial Council of Málaga in collaboration with Unicaja. A similar initiative in Gaucín has seen the growth of thick wooded areas with more than 500 trees and shrubs.

Early in the morning, 150 volunteers attended a series of workshops for children at the waste treatment plant in Casares, where the importance of recycling was stressed by organisers.

Seed bombing is originally a Japanese technique that was first implemented in Andalucía in 2017. The initiative was promoted by the Provincial Council for the first time in Cómpeta. Depending on the area, the seeds are dropped by aerial means or by hand and with a slingshot.

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