Who is Groasis – the developer of the Waterboxx®
The history of Groasis – reforestation is the solution!
Groasis is a socially active and environmentally conscious company from the Netherlands founded in 2003 by Pieter Hoff. Pieter Hoff used to be a lily breeder and also an importer/exporter of flower bulbs. For his work, he traveled the world and saw many problems. Almost all of his clients used drip irrigation, and they complained about declining groundwater levels, that more and more areas were victims of deforestation, and that there were more man-made eroded and dry areas than ever before.
He thought not only of the dry, eroded and fallow areas, but he also thought of the world’s water shortages. The UN says 700 million people in 43 countries are already suffering from water shortages. Currently, we use about 70 to 80% of fresh water for agricultural purposes. We need this water to drink. In addition to the world’s water shortages, the world’s population is growing steadily. Will there be enough water to produce food in the future?
Pieter Hoff thought about the solution to plant productive trees and produce more food in a water-saving way. There had to be a way to create more awareness and get people to use water efficiently. He found the solution, sold his lily business and focused on developing the Waterboxx® plant cocoon. The Waterboxx® plant cocoon was followed by more products to plant trees, vegetables and shrubs in an effective and water-saving way. Meanwhile, you can successfully plant trees with the Groasis Ecological Water Conservation Technology, and we are working hard to plant the 2 billion acres of degraded land in an affordable way.
Turn wasteland into productive land
You can use the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology to turn wasteland into productive land and create a growth of your capital. When you use the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology, you use 90% less water than when you use drip irrigation. Pieter Hoff has made the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology products so that you don’t need gardening knowledge to plant. The products are easy to use and install!
You can use the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology to plant economically and ecologically interesting trees. For example, you can plant orchards and make money from the trees, or you can plant for ecosystem restoration purposes.
You can plant in any climate and soil type. With Groasis Ecological Water-Saving Technology, you use cost-saving mycorrhiza and organic matter instead of expensive fertilizers to feed your plants.
The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology can be used with small farmers (fruit trees combined with vegetables), large enterprises, non-governmental organizations, investors and governments (greening cities, minimizing the effects of sandstorms). Anyone interested in making degraded and eroded land valuable again can use it.