Growing trees and vegetables in the Groasis Waterboxx (Green Prophet)

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Groasis Waterboxx Grows Trees In Deserts

by Zaufishan

No need for irrigation, the Groasis Waterboxx yields plant growth in deserts and on rocks

Have you ever wanted to grow trees without actually planting them? The Groasis Waterboxx is a Jordanian invention that will do just that. Launched in June 2011, the Groasis nurtures a sapling’s growth without the hands-on fuss of shovelling soil and topping up water. With hopes to see it distributed throughout famine struck East Africa, the Groasis Waterboxx could be one solution to natural food shortages.

The Groasis Waterboxx was introduced by AquaPro Holland, founded by the inventor Pieter Hoff. It uses a principle of ‘biomimicry technology’, an artificial copy of the way nature shelters seeds in humidity to grow in the most eroded sites and deserts without human intervention.




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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.