Saturday 12 May, 10am – 2pm, Drop in
Drop-in seed bomb making workshop at The National Centre for Craft & Design, 10am – 12.30pm
Ridges & Furrows walk starting from The National Centre for Craft & Design at 1pm (the full walk will take approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours, but people are welcome to leave it at any point).
To mark the launch of the new Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Trail in North Kesteven, artsNK and The National Centre & Craft and Design are inviting local people to make their mark along the Sleaford section of the trail by creating ‘seed bombs’ with wild flowers.
Design duo NEON are leading a drop in seed bomb making workshop at The National Centre for Craft & Design on Saturday 12 May, between 1- 2pm. Seed bombs are seeds that have been wrapped in soil materials, usually a mixture of clay and compost, and then dried, they are a convenient dispersal mechanism for guerrilla gardeners.
Participants are invited on a walk that will follow the Ridges & Furrows Trail from NCCD to the A15 and back. Anybody who wishes to just do the walk element should arrive at NCCD at 12.45 to collect seed bombs. NEON will only use seeds of plants that are natural for the local environment, and the seed bombs will be ‘sown’ in appropriate publicly owned places, such as road verges and riverbanks.
NEON have also been working with pupils at William Alvey Church of England School in Sleaford to create seed bombs and pupils from the school will be attending the walk.
The event is linked to NEON’s forthcoming exhibition and residency at NCCD from 21 Jul – 7 Oct 2018. During the exhibition NCCD will be transformed into a ‘design studio’ in which NEON will be working as Designers in Residence. Audiences are invited to come and see them at work, and to take part in experimenting with designs and materials for a new temporary artwork for Sleaford. The exhibition closes with a sharing event on Saturday 6 Oct, 10am-2pm.
This seedbombing event will give visitors and residents a chance to get to know the artists, and to help to shape the ideas for the new temporary artwork.
Lucy Lumb from artsNK commented:
“We are really looking forward to this event to celebrate the launch of the Ridges & Furrows Trail. It marks the next step in the programme, following three years of work with local communities in Sleaford, Waddington, Welbourn and North Hykeham, delving into their local heritage and delivering a variety of cultural events and arts experiences.”
The Ridges & Furrows arts & heritage trail links The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford with Whisby Nature Park via the Lincoln Edge. To find out more about the trail, this event and further walks planned in Waddington and Welbourn visit www.ridgesandfurrowstrail.org.