Local Lab | Beautifying the Environment


Local Lab

Beautifying the Environment


In its relentless pursuit of empowering youth and fostering sustainable living, PlanBe organisation through the (4)evergreen project, under the Erasmus+ KA2 program, recently unveiled its second local eco-lab. This engaging workshop centred around the creation of seed bombs, offering young participants a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of vibrant flowers while eliminating the need for traditional planting methods. Not only did this hands-on activity spark creativity, but it also served as a therapeutic endeavour, nurturing a deeper connection with nature.

Growing Without Boundaries: The essence of the workshop revolved around the concept of seed bombs. Participants were taught the art of creating these ingenious botanical marvels, enabling them to sow the seeds of beauty without the constraints of traditional gardening techniques. A seed bomb, comprised of a mixture of compost, flour, water, and embedded seeds, possesses the power to transform an area into a blooming sanctuary effortlessly.

Planting Seeds of Therapeutic Joy: Engaging in the creation of seed bombs is not just an act of cultivating plants; it is a therapeutic endeavour that nurtures the mind, body, and soul. The workshop provided young individuals with a chance to escape the stresses of daily life and immerse themselves in a soothing and grounding activity. The tactile experience of shaping the seed bombs and the anticipation of watching them flourish created a sense of tranquillity and connection with nature.

Seeds of Transformation: Once the seed bombs are crafted and ready, the real magic begins. When thrown into an appropriate area, the seed bomb disintegrates over time, providing the embedded seeds with a fertile base to sprout and grow. This innovative approach to gardening allows for the transformation of barren spaces into thriving ecosystems, spreading a tapestry of colours and fragrances while minimizing the need for traditional land preparation.

Nurturing Environmental Consciousness: By participating in the seed bomb workshop, young people embraced the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of environmental stewardship. This hands-on experience instilled a sense of responsibility and respect for nature’s cycles, as participants witnessed firsthand how small actions can yield significant ecological impact. Through the creation and deployment of seed bombs, attendees actively contributed to the preservation and enhancement of their local ecosystems.

Seeding a Greener Future: The success of the local eco-lab workshop showcased the power of seed bombs as a catalyst for positive change. By bridging the gap between creativity, therapy, and environmental consciousness, the workshop not only empowered young participants but also set in motion a greener future. The vibrant blossoms that emerge from the seed bombs serve as a living testament to the potential for transformation and the enduring beauty that can be cultivated through simple yet innovative practices.

The local eco-lab ‘Beautifying the Environment’ event of the (4)evergreen project, featuring the seed bomb workshop, epitomized the project’s commitment to youth empowerment and sustainable living. By providing young individuals with a hands-on experience that transcended traditional gardening, the workshop nurtured creativity, fostered therapeutic engagement, and cultivated environmental consciousness. The seed bombs created by the participants serve as powerful symbols of the collective effort to sow the seeds of a greener, more vibrant world. Through such initiatives, the (4)Evergreen project continues to inspire and equip the youth with the tools and knowledge to become agents of positive change in their communities and beyond.

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Project number: 617584-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBY-WB


🇧🇪 CODEC vzw – BELGIUM – applicant coordinator;

🇵🇹 Geoclube – Portugal;

🇨🇾 PLANBE Plan it Be it – Cyprus;

🇬🇷 System and G – Greece;

🇮🇹 InCo – Italy;

🇻🇳 CSDS – Vietanam;

🇰🇭 KYSD – Cambodia;

🇰🇪 ITF – Kenya;

🇵🇪 BVBP – Peru;

🇮🇳 OSVSWA – India;


The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union