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“and into the forest I go to lose my mind and heal my soul”

We Need Your Support to Rewild Aoteroa

How are we doing that?

The Tribe Day: A day filled with fun and learning as we visit schools across New Zealand. Students join us for an unforgettable adventure, where they’ll discover the art of harvesting seeds and crafting seed bombs for themselves.

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Individuals can claim tax credits for donations over $5 that they make to The Seed Hunter Tribe. In addition, companies and Māori authorities can claim a deduction for donations made to an organisation with donee status. 

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* The Seed Hunter Tribe Trust is a Registered Donee Organisation

How are we doing?

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Target: $200,000

How Donations Are Used

Every single cent donated goes towards our goal of regenerating New Zealand at scale, whether that be through our awesome Tribe Days or through our wider rewilding innovations.

The projects

  • Seed Bombs: After many months of experimentation, we’ve developed incredible seed bombs that can outperform direct planting by up to 100% in some species.
  • Tribe Day: A day filled with fun and learning as we visit schools across New Zealand. Students join us for an unforgettable adventure, where they’ll discover the art of harvesting seeds and crafting seed bombs for themselves.
  • Drone Sowing: Our reforestation efforts are powered by state-of-the-art heavy-duty drones that have been designed with efficiency and affordability in mind.
  • The Seed Hunter Tribe: These wonderful projects all require seed, and lots of it. We need genetically strong, locally sourced seeds, and that’s where the Tribe comes in.

FAQ

What is a Seed Bomb?
A seed bomb, also known as an “earth ball” or “seed ball,” is a innovative gardening tool consisting of a mixture of seeds, compost or clay, and sometimes other organic materials like shredded paper or fertilizer. This mixture is formed into a small, compact ball that can be easily thrown or dispersed onto vacant lots, roadsides, or other areas where vegetation is desired. The protective casing of the seed bomb helps protect the seeds until conditions are favorable for germination, allowing for easy and efficient planting in hard-to-reach or neglected areas. Seed bombs are an eco-friendly and low-cost way to promote biodiversity, restore native plant communities, and beautify urban or degraded landscapes.
What is A Seed Hunter Tribe Day?

A Seed Hunter Tribe Day is an educational and hands-on event where students get to experience the process of seed collection and learn about the importance of preserving native plant biodiversity.

What do students do during a Seed Hunter Tribe Day?

During the event, students go on an “adventure” where they learn how to identify native plant species, collect and process seeds, and create seed bombs using the collected seeds. They also learn about the importance of preserving genetic diversity and restoring native plant communities.

Why are Seed Hunter Tribe Days important?

These events aim to educate and engage the next generation in conservation efforts by providing a hands-on experience in seed collection and propagation. They foster a deeper connection with nature and raise awareness about the crucial role of native plants in supporting biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

Who can participate in a Seed Hunter Tribe Day?

Seed Hunter Tribe Days are open to schools and students across New Zealand. The program is designed to be engaging and educational for students of various age groups.

How can schools get involved?

Schools can contact the Seed Hunter Tribe organization to inquire about hosting a Seed Hunter Tribe Day event at their school. The organization provides all the necessary materials and guidance for a successful and informative experience

How does the Seed Hunter Tribe plan to roll out nationwide

The Seed Hunter Tribe has a comprehensive plan to roll out their rewilding and reforestation efforts nationwide across New Zealand. Here are the key aspects of the rollout strategy:

Establishing Project Infrastructure

1. Securing Grant Funding: The Tribe aims to secure grant funding to establish the necessary project infrastructure and hire personnel to support the nationwide rollout.

2. Community Outreach and Engagement: We plan to initiate extensive community outreach and engagement efforts to raise awareness, educate the public, and encourage participation in seed harvesting and rewilding activities.

Seed Harvesting and Processing

1. Seed Harvesting Activities: The Tribe will launch seed harvesting activities involving local communities across the country. They aim to develop efficient seed collection and processing systems to handle the large-scale seed requirements.

2. Educational Programs in Schools: We intend to establish educational programs in schools to engage students in seed collection, processing, and the importance of rewilding and biodiversity conservation.

3. Seed Processing Capabilities: The Tribe plans to enhance their seed processing capabilities, including setting up specialized seed bomb machines to produce large quantities of seed bombs efficiently.

Technology and Aerial Sowing

1. Drone Technology: We have developed state-of-the-art, heavy-duty drones designed for efficient and cost-effective aerial sowing of seed bombs. These drones will be a crucial component of the nationwide rollout.

2. Drone Pilot Training: The Tribe will conduct training programs to equip pilots with the necessary skills to operate the drones for aerial sowing operations.

3. Aerial Sowing and Land Management: Once the infrastructure and resources are in place, we will begin aerial sowing of seed bombs using the drones, coupled with sustainable land management initiatives to support the rewilding efforts.

Community Engagement and Sustainability

1. Expanding Educational Programs: As the rollout progresses, the Tribe plans to expand their school programs and educational outreach to engage more communities and raise awareness about the importance of rewilding.

2. Community Events: We will host community events to further involve local residents in the rewilding efforts and foster a sense of ownership and participation.

3. Seed Hunter Program: The Tribe aims to develop a fully-fledged Seed Hunter Program, where individuals can earn by contributing to seed collection and processing efforts, ensuring the sustainability of the project.

4. Retail Opportunities: We will explore retail opportunities for selling seeds and seed bombs, potentially generating additional revenue to support the nationwide rollout.

Throughout the rollout process, the Seed Hunter Tribe plans to monitor project impact, adapt strategies as needed, and communicate results transparently through progress reports, social media updates, community meetings.

Our goal is to inspire ongoing support and participation from communities across New Zealand in their mission to rewild the country’s landscapes.

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All profits towards rewilding

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Admin & Research

Seed Bombs Thrown

Seeds Sown

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🌿 It ALL Starts With a Seed 🌿

We’re embarking on a mission to revive and regenerate native forests in New Zealand, and we need your support to make it happen.

Yes! It all starts with a seed, but it’s far more complex than it seems….

The Challenge

In the past, clearing land with chainsaws and fire sticks was common, but regenerating a forest is a monumental task.

🌿 Mission Statement 🌿

The Seed Hunter Charitable Trust is dedicated to promoting biodiversity, native reforestation, and the conservation of native plant species and environments. Our mission involves educating and engaging with communities, schools, and partner organizations to foster a deeper understanding of native ecosystems and the importance of seed harvesting and propagation.

Through initiatives such as Seed Hunter Days and educational field trips, we empower participants to learn about natives, seed harvesting, and sowing/propagation techniques. Additionally, we explore innovative approaches to large-scale rewilding, including the use of seed bombs and drones. Our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship guides our efforts to support the flourishing of New Zealand’s natural landscapes.

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