Making Clayballs Process -

The photos are from the clayballs’ workshop that took place in September of 2019 at Yannis’ and Maria’s farm in Lagonissi, Attika, Greece.


Grains along with vegetable seeds and legumes, seeds of manure plants, fruits and other trees go into the mix of clayballs



Sifting the soil to get rid of small stones and make it thinner



Mixing the seeds with coconut fiber



Adding water to the mix



Kneading of the mass that is created



Preparing larger quantities of clayballs’ mass faster is easy using our feet!




A big chunk of the mass is ready to be prepared into clayballs by hand



Clayballs made by hand ready to be dried




The “sausages” that we prepare by hand are then cut into “discs”
In this case a DIY “cutter” has been used to cut them into the shape of discs


The sun and the breeze help with the drying of the clayballs



A cement mixer is used to prepare a lot of smaller clayballs

The excellent photos are of Mariana Bolano, who participated in the workshop and of Gerasimos Mavris, who is a friend of natural farming