What If the Greatest Invention Was a Groasis Water BOXX?

PALM SPRINGS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 13, 2010 -- The Groasis -- Can plants grow without irrigation or hand watering which will help solve water shortage, hunger and deforestation? They can. On October 14th, at 10:00 am, Whitewater Preserve, 9160 Whitewater Canyon Road, CA (13 miles outside of Palm Springs) Waterboxx inventor Pieter Hoff and 600 seventh grade students will kick off a three-week planting project with the Wildlands Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management and the Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD).

The Groasis Waterboxx, named by Popular Science Magazine one of the "TOP TEN GLOBAL INVENTIONS" (June) and called by Margrit Mondavi of Robert Mondavi Winery "the greatest invention since electricity" is the size of a tire and produces and captures water from air WITHOUT USING ENERGY. Water condenses on the uniquely designed top and is stored to hydrate the seed or sapling. A candle-like wick protrudes from the bottom of the box and gives the plant enough water to survive but not enough to make it happy. This forces the primary root to grow deep to the water table. After one year or less, the box is easily removed and used again.

PSUSD's Science Specialist Peter A'Hearn has developed an educational program based on the principles of the Waterboxx which will be taught not only in Palm Springs but around the world joining projects in drought ridden Kenya, in fire ravaged mountains of France, in strip mining residue and depleted agricultural soils of Spain, in the sands of Morocco's Sahara desert and in China, Taiwan, Egypt, Chile, Ecuador and Uganda. Here in the United States, in June, 500 Waterboxxes were planted with chardonnay vines at Robert Mondavi Winery and early next year a reforestation project is planned with the city of Sonoma. The remarkable feature of the Waterboxx is that it can be planted in rocks, deserts, strip mining residue, ash, eroded or drought ruined land with an over 88% survival rate.

Hoff was the largest grower and exporter of lilies in Holland. In his 30 year travels throughout 52 countries, he witnessed the change in terrain as trees disappeared and erosion set in, leaving empty hillsides, hunger and increased pollution. Moved by what he saw, he sold his company in 2004 and invested in inventing the Waterboxx. Hoff and A'Hearn are available for interviews.

Groasis Waterboxx YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/groasiswaterboxx
Groasis Website http://www.groasis.com

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