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๐ŸŒฟ It ALL Starts With a Seed, and You’re The Key! ๐ŸŒฟ

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.

Traditional methods involve costly spraying, clearing, and planting seedlings, each needing protection and a stake.


Let’s Make It Happen

๐ŸŒฟ The Innovation ๐ŸŒฟ

Undeterred by the challenges, we embarked on a journey to find a better way.

We discovered a successful Japanese technique of coating seeds in clay.

We then added Biochar because it great for the soil and the environment.

After many months of experimentation, we’ve developed incredible seed bombs that can outperform direct planting by up to 100% in some species.

๐ŸŒฟ The Sowing Solution ๐ŸŒฟ

Our reforestation efforts are powered by state-of-the-art heavy-duty drones that have been designed with efficiency and affordability in mind. Thanks to a clever combination of laser cutting and 3D printing, we can construct these remarkable drones for under $6,000.

By utilizing these drones, we’re able to maximize the efficiency of our reforestation efforts, ensuring that every dollar goes the longest way in restoring New Zealand’s natural beauty.

๐ŸŒฟ Bag o’ Bombs | Just Throw n’ Grow ๐ŸŒฟ

That’s precisely what our “Bag o’ Bombs” offer.

These bags contain a treasure trove of approximately 400 New Zealand native seeds, carefully curated to thrive in our unique ecosystem. The concept is brilliantly straightforward – you just toss them!

We created:

  • Pioneer Mix: This bag contains nitrogen fixers and species that stand the very best chance of survival in grass, weeds and gorse, carving the way for…
  • Forest Mix: This is our magical mix and how a new forest is born. The second coloniser bombs are created to continue the process of forest succession. Toss into established growth and newly formed pioneer planting.
  • Ripiarian Mix: Plants that are used along the sides of waterways include flax, cabbage trees, toe toe, hebe, broadleaf, and much more!

The Tree Factory method is inspired by our neighbor’s successful model. He introduced pioneer species like Manuka and Tree Lucerne. Tree Lucerne, in particular, boasts remarkable qualities. It can grow up to 3 meters in its first year, attracting birds and bees with its irresistible flowers. The birds, acting as natural seed carriers, facilitated the growth of native species within the ecosystem. After two decades, the Lucerne has naturally receded, leaving behind a thriving forest.

By scattering the bombs, we’re sowing the seeds of a greener, more biodiverse future for New Zealand.

It’s an easy, accessible, and impactful way for us all to help rewild, one “bomb” at a time.

๐ŸŒฟ Bird Bombs | Just Hang on a Branch! ๐ŸŒฟ

Birds play a crucial role in ecosystem regeneration by spreading seeds through their droppings, often referred to as “poo bombs.”

This natural process aids in the growth of forests and the reestablishment of native vegetation. It’s a fascinating example of how wildlife (even introduced species) contributes to the restoration of ecosystems and the promotion of biodiversity.

We created:

  • Pioneer Mix: This bag contains nitrogen fixers and species that stand the very best chance of survival in grass, weeds and gorse, carving the way for…
  • Forest Mix: This is our magical mix and how a new forest is born. The second coliniser bombs are created to continue the process of forest sucession. Toss into established growth and newly formed pioneer planting.
  • Ripiarian Mix: Plants that are used along the sides of waterways include flax, cabbage trees, toe toe, hebe, broadleaf, and much more!


๐ŸŒฟ Exciting School Program for Future Seed Hunters!ย ๐ŸŒฟ

We created an engaging and educational school program, a day filled with fun and learning as we visit schools across New Zealand. Students have the opportunity to join us for an unforgettable adventure, where they’ll discover the art of harvesting seeds and crafting seed bombs for themselves.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there!

It’s all about hands-on sowing activities with a twist. Students can participate in friendly competitions, using various methods like catapults, drone drops, and even trebuchets. It’s a fantastic way to instill a love for nature and conservation in the next generation.

๐ŸŒฟ The Seed Hunter Tribe ๐ŸŒฟ

These wonderful projects all require seed, and lots of it. We need genetically strong, locally sourced seeds, and that’s where YOU come in.

  • The Seed Hunter Tribe welcomes one and all.
  • Seed Hunters get paid to collect seeds.
  • It’s all streamlined through our online system.
  • Register, post cleaned seeds to our office, and receive payment via transfer.

Let’s Make It Happen

๐ŸŒฟ The Money! ๐ŸŒฟ

Our journey began when we decided to rewild 25ha of our farm. The most efficient way to start a forest is by planting seedlings.

Cost Breakdown for Conventional Planting 25 Hectares

To plant seedlings with a spacing of 1 meter apart in all directions, we achieve a density of approximately 10,000 trees per hectare. This is a common spacing used in reforestation and afforestation projects to achieve a desired tree density and canopy cover.

Cost Category Cost per Hectare Total Cost for 25 Hectares
Seedlings $3 $30,000 $750,000
Paper guard & stake $4 $40,000 $1,000,000
Site Prep Spray $100 $2,500
Planting $25/hr 1,000 trees/day $2,000 $50,000
Total Cost $1,802,500


Is There a Another Way?

Cost Breakdown for Seed Hunter Tribe

Project Component Cost
Seed Harvesting and Processing
Seed harvesting equipment $50,000
Seed cleaning and processing $30,000
Seed storage facilities $20,000
Seed collection incentives (community payments) $100,000
Seed Bomb Technology and Production
Seed bomb machine setup $40,000
Seed bomb production materials $25,000
Educational Programs and Community Engagement
Educational materials and workshops $15,000
School program development and outreach $25,000
Community events and awareness campaigns $20,000
Aerial Sowing
Heavy-duty drones and equipment $100,000
Drone pilot training $15,000
Drone maintenance and operational costs $30,000
Sustainable Practices and Land Management
Eco-friendly land management initiatives $40,000
Sustainable land restoration projects $25,000
Administrative and Overhead Costs
Staff salaries and wages $70,000
Office space and utilities $15,000
Grant management and reporting $10,000
Contingency and Miscellaneous
Contingency fund (10%) $50,000
Miscellaneous expenses $20,000
Total Budget $500,000


๐ŸŒฟ The Results! ๐ŸŒฟ

Coverage Year 1

The Seed Hunter Tribe will supply approx 10M seeds from which we will make 25,000 Bag ‘o Bombs.

Revenue from Bag o’ Bomb sales will be used to roll out the programme and fund our projects.

Germination Rate Number of Viable Seedlings Hectares Sown (at 10,000 trees/ha)
5% 500,000 50
10% 1,000,000 100
15% 1,500,000 150
20% 2,000,000 200
25% 2,500,000 250
30% 3,000,000 300
35% 3,500,000 350
40% 4,000,000 400
45% 4,500,000 450
50% 5,000,000 500

๐ŸŒฟ Timeline: Achieving Milestones and Measuring Success! ๐ŸŒฟ

Month 1-2: Project Launch

  • Secure grant funding.
  • Establish project infrastructure and hire necessary personnel.
  • Begin community outreach and engagement efforts.

Month 3-4: Seed Harvesting Kickoff

  • Launch seed harvesting activities with the community.
  • Develop seed collection and processing systems.
  • Initiate educational programs in schools.

Month 5-6: Seed Processing and Technology Development

  • Enhance seed processing capabilities.
  • Finalize seed bomb machine setup.
  • Conduct drone pilot training.

Month 7-8: Educational Programs and Community Engagement

  • Expand school programs and educational outreach.
  • Host community events to raise awareness.
  • Continue seed harvesting and processing.

Month 9-10: Aerial Sowing and Land Management

  • Begin aerial sowing using heavy-duty drones.
  • Implement sustainable land management initiatives.
  • Monitor project impact and adapt as needed.

Month 11-12: Sustainability and Seed Hunter Program

  • Explore retail opportunities for seeds and seed bombs.
  • Develop the fully formed Seed Hunter Program.
  • Evaluate and report project results.

Measuring and Communicating Results:

  1. Seed Harvest: Track the volume of seeds collected and processed, with regular updates on the community’s contribution.
  2. Educational Programs: Assess the number of students reached and the level of engagement through school participation and feedback.
  3. Aerial Sowing: Monitor the area covered and the success of seed dispersal using drone technology.
  4. Sustainable Land Management: Measure the positive environmental impact, such as improved soil health and increased biodiversity.
  5. Community Engagement: Gauge participation rates in community events and educational workshops.
  6. Seed Hunter Program: Communicate the program’s formation, participation, and impact on community members.

Regular progress reports, social media updates, community meetings, and a project website will be used to communicate results and engage stakeholders. Our goal is to ensure transparency and inspire ongoing support for our mission to rewild New Zealand.

Help Us Make It Happen

Every single dollar raised will be dedicated to the noble cause of rewilding New Zealand. Whether it’s scaling up our Seed Bomb processing machinery, enhancing our biochar facility, acquiring additional drones, or training skilled pilots, your contributions will directly fuel our mission.

And don’t forget, the Seed Hunter Program offers an incredible opportunity for anyone to earn while contributing to this remarkable endeavor.

๐ŸŒฟ And That’s How We Rewild New Zealand, One Seed at a Time ๐ŸŒฟ

Let’s Make It Happen

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