Brilliant Triple Ninety Benefit design: 90% less water, 90% survival rate, 90% lower cost
The Groasis Waterboxx is an effective solution to grow trees, bushes and even vegetables in deserts. This intelligent bucket, or plant cocoon, functions as a plant incubator, sheltering the sapling from the elements while collecting dew and rain. Water is fed to the young plant like a slow-releasing water battery. Groasis’ intelligent bucket doesn’t require energy or maintenance, and has been successfully used to bring back biodiversity in the Gulf region and the wider Middle East.
Groasis was founded by Pieter Hoff. He sold his flower bulb business in 2003 because he saw that the world was being destroyed by deforestation and excessive (ground) water use for irrigation. He developed products that make it possible to plant trees, shrubs and vegetables on degraded land, without water-wasting (drip) irrigation. The re-useable Waterboxx, now in its 10th generation, has been used to plant over 2 million trees in 55 countries. Pieter passed away in 2021 and his son Wout is now leading Groasis.
Imitation of nature
The Groasis Waterboxx creates the perfect micro climate for a young tree. It provides sufficient water for the tree to survive, but not so much that it thrives. The roots of the trees grow deep and strong, at a rate of 0.5 to 1 centimeter per day. After a year they are 2 to 4 meters deep and the tree finds sufficient capillary water to survive without the Waterboxx. The Waterboxx is then removed and used to plant the next set of trees. Each Waterboxx can thus be used to plant up to 20 trees!
The water savings from using Groasis’ Waterboxx are more than 90% compared to other methods, such as drip irrigation. Trees planted with the Waterboxx do not require any ongoing irrigation and the average survival rate is in excess of 90%. In many places, trees planted with the patented Waterboxx also grow faster.
The Groasis Technology has been successfully implemented in 55 countries around the globe and makes it possible to restore nature and increase biodiversity on degraded lands, reducing sand storms and erosion, and halting desertification of precious land.
Countries, companies, and NGOs use the Waterboxx to diversify their local economy by generating jobs for planting, maintaining, and harvesting trees, and for processing the harvest in related industries. By planting productive trees and vegetables, countries can become self-sufficient for food production – and create sustainable food production systems. Use the Groasis Technology to be a leading example of sustainable regeneration of degraded land and gain world-wide publicity.
Please visit our website www.groasis.com and our YouTube tree planting channel. Watch this 90 second video to learn more: https://youtu.be/kQg1Ooo-JR4.