๐ŸŒฟ It ALL Starts With a Seed! 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.


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.

Our drones are developed leveraging open source biotechnological tools and knowledge. Enabling large-scale, low-cost environmental restorations through sowing drones and seed enhancement.

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 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 Seed Huntersย  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.

๐ŸŒฟ The Money! ๐ŸŒฟ

Cost Breakdown a Drone

The drone consists of a laser-cut structure and a 3D printed Seed Sower. The wooden structure of the drone weighs 1.8 kg, we use six T-Motor P60 engines protected against dust and water.

Specifications version 6:

  • Weight: 8 kg.
  • Dimensions: 72 x 72 x 40 cm.
  • Flight time: 42 minutes without payload.
  • Radio Range: 20 km.
  • Payload: An 8 litre bottle of seeds. (up to 500,000 seeds or about 8kg of pelletized seeds.)
  • Speed: Sow up to 5 m/s.
  • Autonomy: Fully automated sowing with Ardupilot or PX4.


Item Cost
Laser Cutting Body $300
3D Print Operating Jaws $300
T-Motor P60 (x6) USD$107.90 each
ESC Flame 60 Amp (x6) USD$99 each
Pixhawk 6C Flight Controller USD$290
Multi-Protocol Transmitter Remote USD$250
Propellers T-MOTOR Polymer Folding 22″ USD$170/pair
SiK Telemetry Radio V3 USD$63
Batteries (x2) USD$350

Total approx NZD$6000

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 2-10: Aerial Sowing and Land Management

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

      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”