Kokadama was a Ball!

The Holden Beach Beautification Club learned about the fascinating art of kokadama at our January meeting.  Kokadama is loosely translated from Japanese to mean “moss ball”.  Sherry Godfrey brought beautiful examples of these “moss balls” and constructed two while we watched.  To make the kokodamas the soil around the plant’s roots is packed with a layer of peat moss.  Sheet moss is then wrapped around the root ball and secured with string to form a compact sphere shape.  Sherry waters the plant by submerging the ball in her sink when it feels light.

Hostesses for the meeting were Vicki Myers, Becky Green, Janet Carter, and JoAnne Burke.

Our next meeting will be February 12 when our speaker will be Michelle Ly of The Nature Conservancy on Swamp Culture.  Michelle will take us on a tour of the amazing Green Swamp from the comfort of our meeting room!  Mark your calendar and join us!

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