Help Groconut bring production closer to home

By Vicki Rothwell

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Help Groconut Bring Production Closer To Home

Project 2023-04-26 11:32:07 +1200

The coconut trade creates over 60-million tonnes of bio waste each year, so we're launching a campaign to turn this waste into valuable resources which help gardeners grow better (just in time for Spring)!

 

Our business is called Groconut, and we're all about growing great plants ethically and sustainably with coconut by-products. The demand for coconut oil and desiccated coconut means that many coconut manufacturers discard up to 50% of the cocount as waste. So we're here to spread the message: from the husk, to the shell, to the meat, and even the water; the whole coconut can be used for plant growth.

After nearly a decade in the horticulture trade, we created our very first patent-pending product: Groconut Horticultural Coconut Water. We now we see the potential to make even bigger ethical and sustainable changes in the horticulture industry through more coconut byproducts.

We are crowdfunding to bring production closer to home and support those below the poverty line by turning waste products into income streams. Not only will this alleviate poverty, it will also cut transport for coconut products by 70% (coconut products are usually imported from India/Sri Lanka).

 

So far, we've helped our Pacific Island pilot plant get some of the machinery required, but to run even more efficiently and sustainably we're needing your help. Communities will benefit from fair employment opportunities and the income streams will help overcome poverty in these third-world communities.

 

 

Groconut: How did it start?

Josh and I have been in the horticulture trade for over a decade. I wanted to use coconut water for our clients and our own gardens, but didn't have any we could use because it had all been heat-treated (which destroys the growth-boosting properties). 

 

That's when we decided to introduce a coconut water that would work for plant growth. And it was a success! Our product is now stocked in over 40 garden centres NZ-wide with incredible reviews. 

 

Our products

 

Groconut – Horticultural Coconut Water

Grow bigger, more productive plants!
✓ 
Promotes growth in seedlings and young plants without the risk of fertiliser burn

✓ Promotes growth of offshoots and bigger foliage in mature plants
✓ Promotes resilience for healthier, stronger plants

After we discovered that coconut water can replace artificial plant growth hormones by increasing yield and helping young plants grow bigger, faster, and more resistant to stress, we made it our job to make a product that gardeners could use. We were the first company to introduce such a product to market. Our product has a patent pending and we do regular analytical testing at local NZ labs (like Eurofins and Asure Quality) to make sure we continue to deliver the purest, highest-potency formula available in the world.
Learn More about our Horticultural Coconut Water: 

https://groconut.com/horticultural-coconut-water/


Coco Chips and Coco Fibre

Maximise root growth!
✓ 
Encourages stronger and healthier root systems

✓ Enhances potting mixes
✓ Aerates dense soils
✓ Holds and releases moisture and nutrients

These products are gaining popularity for their growth-boosting properties in both hydroponics and traditional gardening. With your help, we can cut the transport distance of these products to NZ and support the Pacific Island communities to supply us with these products.

Learn More about our Coco Fibre:

https://groconut.com/compressed-coconut-fibre/

 

Future plans

 

Following the completion of our first campaign, our plan is to initiate Phase Two and set up an equity campaign to continue facilitating growth in for our Pacific Island communities by equipping our supplier in the Pacific Islands with more tools that can manufacture coconut waste. 


Join us on our mission to grow better and more ethically and sustainably by browsing through our range of pre-order offers for our products. Be a part of the next chapter in our exciting world-changing journey - let's grow, together!

 

Vicki and Josh

www.groconut.com

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    Melanie-kim Wineera
    15/10/2023 at 8:15am
    Anonymous pledger
    13/10/2023 at 5:14pm
    Christina Buchanan
    12/10/2023 at 10:49pm

    "I hope you reach your goal"

    Kat Jenkins - Independent Campaign Manager
    12/10/2023 at 9:42pm
    Sarah Mckenzie
    12/10/2023 at 6:07pm
    Anonymous pledger
    12/10/2023 at 4:32pm
    Louise Haxton
    12/10/2023 at 1:51pm
    Jenni Tham
    12/10/2023 at 1:19pm

    "I love your story and am inspired by your journey. It's a pleasure to help make it happen!"

    Silvia Zuur
    12/10/2023 at 12:13pm
    Tracey Kane
    12/10/2023 at 11:23am
    Heidi Braks
    11/10/2023 at 7:43pm
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    Tracey Mackay
    24/09/2023 at 8:13pm
    Nevada Leckie
    13/09/2023 at 2:05pm
    Sarah Mooney
    12/09/2023 at 7:03pm

    "I would like three bricks please "

    Christine deane
    02/09/2023 at 5:52pm

    "Behind you all the way. Best of Luck"

    Michal
    19/08/2023 at 12:09pm

    "Good luck"

    Sarah Colcord
    14/08/2023 at 8:01pm

    "Good luck guys! "

    Erland
    12/08/2023 at 3:46pm
    Julia Wilson
    11/08/2023 at 7:40pm
    Sally Rowe
    11/08/2023 at 3:00pm
    Anonymous pledger
    11/08/2023 at 1:32pm

    "What great Products! Wonderful to cut carbon miles by sourcing from our Pacific neighbours and providing work opportunities. Every best to be successful. "

    Kirin
    11/08/2023 at 8:05am

    "Best of luck can't wait to use this in my garden."

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    Help Groconut Bring Production Closer To Home

    Project 2023-04-26 11:32:07 +1200

    The coconut trade creates over 60-million tonnes of bio waste each year, so we're launching a campaign to turn this waste into valuable resources which help gardeners grow better (just in time for Spring)!

     

    Our business is called Groconut, and we're all about growing great plants ethically and sustainably with coconut by-products. The demand for coconut oil and desiccated coconut means that many coconut manufacturers discard up to 50% of the cocount as waste. So we're here to spread the message: from the husk, to the shell, to the meat, and even the water; the whole coconut can be used for plant growth.

    After nearly a decade in the horticulture trade, we created our very first patent-pending product: Groconut Horticultural Coconut Water. We now we see the potential to make even bigger ethical and sustainable changes in the horticulture industry through more coconut byproducts.

    We are crowdfunding to bring production closer to home and support those below the poverty line by turning waste products into income streams. Not only will this alleviate poverty, it will also cut transport for coconut products by 70% (coconut products are usually imported from India/Sri Lanka).

     

    So far, we've helped our Pacific Island pilot plant get some of the machinery required, but to run even more efficiently and sustainably we're needing your help. Communities will benefit from fair employment opportunities and the income streams will help overcome poverty in these third-world communities.

     

     

    Groconut: How did it start?

    Josh and I have been in the horticulture trade for over a decade. I wanted to use coconut water for our clients and our own gardens, but didn't have any we could use because it had all been heat-treated (which destroys the growth-boosting properties). 

     

    That's when we decided to introduce a coconut water that would work for plant growth. And it was a success! Our product is now stocked in over 40 garden centres NZ-wide with incredible reviews. 

     

    Our products

     

    Groconut – Horticultural Coconut Water

    Grow bigger, more productive plants!
    ✓ 
    Promotes growth in seedlings and young plants without the risk of fertiliser burn

    ✓ Promotes growth of offshoots and bigger foliage in mature plants
    ✓ Promotes resilience for healthier, stronger plants

    After we discovered that coconut water can replace artificial plant growth hormones by increasing yield and helping young plants grow bigger, faster, and more resistant to stress, we made it our job to make a product that gardeners could use. We were the first company to introduce such a product to market. Our product has a patent pending and we do regular analytical testing at local NZ labs (like Eurofins and Asure Quality) to make sure we continue to deliver the purest, highest-potency formula available in the world.
    Learn More about our Horticultural Coconut Water: 

    https://groconut.com/horticultural-coconut-water/


    Coco Chips and Coco Fibre

    Maximise root growth!
    ✓ 
    Encourages stronger and healthier root systems

    ✓ Enhances potting mixes
    ✓ Aerates dense soils
    ✓ Holds and releases moisture and nutrients

    These products are gaining popularity for their growth-boosting properties in both hydroponics and traditional gardening. With your help, we can cut the transport distance of these products to NZ and support the Pacific Island communities to supply us with these products.

    Learn More about our Coco Fibre:

    https://groconut.com/compressed-coconut-fibre/

     

    Future plans

     

    Following the completion of our first campaign, our plan is to initiate Phase Two and set up an equity campaign to continue facilitating growth in for our Pacific Island communities by equipping our supplier in the Pacific Islands with more tools that can manufacture coconut waste. 


    Join us on our mission to grow better and more ethically and sustainably by browsing through our range of pre-order offers for our products. Be a part of the next chapter in our exciting world-changing journey - let's grow, together!

     

    Vicki and Josh

    www.groconut.com

    Comments

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      Melanie-kim Wineera
      15/10/2023 at 8:15am
      Anonymous pledger
      13/10/2023 at 5:14pm
      Christina Buchanan
      12/10/2023 at 10:49pm

      "I hope you reach your goal"

      Kat Jenkins - Independent Campaign Manager
      12/10/2023 at 9:42pm
      Sarah Mckenzie
      12/10/2023 at 6:07pm
      Anonymous pledger
      12/10/2023 at 4:32pm
      Louise Haxton
      12/10/2023 at 1:51pm
      Jenni Tham
      12/10/2023 at 1:19pm

      "I love your story and am inspired by your journey. It's a pleasure to help make it happen!"

      Silvia Zuur
      12/10/2023 at 12:13pm
      Tracey Kane
      12/10/2023 at 11:23am
      Heidi Braks
      11/10/2023 at 7:43pm
      Anonymous pledger
      11/10/2023 at 6:28pm
      Rachael Nicoll
      11/10/2023 at 11:52am
      Kel Forno
      11/10/2023 at 9:30am
      MIke
      11/10/2023 at 7:51am
      Anonymous pledger
      10/10/2023 at 7:31am
      Karen Rothwell
      04/10/2023 at 2:32pm
      Tracey Killick
      29/09/2023 at 7:55am
      Mica Mick
      24/09/2023 at 8:40pm
      Tracey Mackay
      24/09/2023 at 8:13pm
      Nevada Leckie
      13/09/2023 at 2:05pm
      Sarah Mooney
      12/09/2023 at 7:03pm

      "I would like three bricks please "

      Christine deane
      02/09/2023 at 5:52pm

      "Behind you all the way. Best of Luck"

      Michal
      19/08/2023 at 12:09pm

      "Good luck"

      Sarah Colcord
      14/08/2023 at 8:01pm

      "Good luck guys! "

      Erland
      12/08/2023 at 3:46pm
      Julia Wilson
      11/08/2023 at 7:40pm
      Sally Rowe
      11/08/2023 at 3:00pm
      Anonymous pledger
      11/08/2023 at 1:32pm

      "What great Products! Wonderful to cut carbon miles by sourcing from our Pacific neighbours and providing work opportunities. Every best to be successful. "

      Kirin
      11/08/2023 at 8:05am

      "Best of luck can't wait to use this in my garden."

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