Cyclists to Seed Bomb East End Waterfront Devastated by Superstorm Sandy

Posted on 17 April 2013

Sag Harbor’s Fair Foods Market at 4 Union Street at the corner of 114 is joining the seed bomb movement and will host One Million Seed Bombs this Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church on Route 114 and East Union Street in Sag Harbor.

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy last October, shorelines throughout the northeast remain vulnerable to the next storm. The plant life found on waterfront dunes cleanse the soil of pollutants and keep dunes strong with their root systems. But since Sandy, plant life has been greatly diminished on waterfront dunes across the East End.

Through an effort known as seed bombing — a movement that has grown throughout the northeast — communities are getting together to reseed their waterfront, and the Fair Foods Market hopes to bring people together to do just that on Saturday.

Children and adults alike are invited to come to the market and make their own seed bombs, which will be picked up by cyclists at seed bomb centers like the Fair Foods Market on May 4. On May 5, International Premaculture Day, the seed bomb launch will take place from Montauk to southern Jersey, participants walking the beach and sowing seeds by throwing them into the dunes.

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