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treeify: this box grows trees

The World's Biggest Group Project looks like an environmental, DIY tree growing kit. Help fight climate change, with treeify.

treeify: this box grows trees

The World's Biggest Group Project looks like an environmental, DIY tree growing kit. Help fight climate change, with treeify.

$151
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 7 2019 4:33 AM UTC +00:00

About

CLIMATE CHANGE IS HAPPENING TO YOU,

MAKE IT A POSITIVE CHANGE, WITH TREEIFY. 

What is treeify? Treeify [tree-if-eye] is a fully customized, Eco-friendly tree growing kit that turns into a miniature greenhouse. The kit comes with several hand-made pieces crafted using bio-degradable materials. Other items were ordered using environmentally friendly services and wholesalers who take pride in producing bulk order goods by using recycled material. The kits come in four different colors: Yellow Sunlight, Orange Fire, Forest Green Nature and Blue Sky. Treeify also has a specialty themed kit each month.

I am raising funds to create a new prototype of the greenhouse kit. I'm planning to make it as environmentally pleasing as possible with the resources that I have available.

I know that planting trees isn't the sole answer to really changing the world and mitigating climate change, but it's definitely a start, and now it will be something that anyone can do, no more excuses, bon voyage, here we go. LET'S DO THIS.

 Seeing the first tiny sprout of green life, I was like: "Wait, it's so little. OMG, someday it's going to become a tree...It's already a tree.*shrieks* THERE'S TWO, I NEED TO TELL EVERYONE!"  

Trust me, you need to see it in real life for yourself, but first let's take a look at the original kit: the box that grows trees. 

The original kit contains: seeds - I am currently only working with American Elm Tree seeds. Funding will also allow me to expand the seed bank and fill it with more native seeds for as many areas as possible -, starting soil, a miniature greenhouse (DIY - you cut the box up yourself, I have instructional videos on my website), the green thumb, a toothpick (marked to measure the depth to plant your seed), a sticker, and a social media card.

The new kit will still contain all of the same listed items, just way cooler.

Below, are photos of the treeify kit in its greenhouse glory. The first photo shows the kit accompanied by some of the hand crafted pieces. The second photo shows the kit underneath a 60 Watt Daylight bulb, and resting on top of a miniature heating mat. *the plastic bag is recycled material, as is the box itself.   

I believe that a new model will appeal to a wider variety of audiences because it will be far more user friendly, especially for beginners. 

The original kit does not come with additions such as: a heat mat and a grow light, but the new model will, and both of those things are crucial for plant growth!

The next photos show a 3D model/rough draft of the new treeify kit in comparison to the OG kit (I made the model using poster board - BIG shout out to all of the 7th/8th grade science projects I have completed, I am using those skills now.)

You will have the option to choose among the four classic colors for the new kit as well, this is just a sample using Yellow Sunlight's likeness.  

An Exclusive "Sneak Peek" will get you access to what it looks like and how it works/functions on the inside, so be sure to get in on that reward! I have thought out and crafted all of the working parts, now I just need help making it into an actual product - my first stop after this campaign will be a prototype house to finalize the box design. (!!!)

Trees are plants; the biggest plants on Earth, actually. If you aren't someone that is accustomed to growing plants, never fear, the treeify kit is here

The treeify kit is exciting, it has inspired me to tell you this story, and it has also inspired me to design a brand new, completely upgraded, restyled kit. The original charm remains, but with a lot of something extra. 

Earth Day is on Monday, April 22nd. 

If there's nothing else you do for the Earth, the least you can do is plant your own tree, and you won't even have to leave your house to watch it grow, you will actually get to watch it grow.

The well-being of this planet is in your hands, and you can help nurture Mother Earth by doing your part with this awesome treeify kit.

Treeify kits are great for:

Kids + School projects

Millennials + Social topics

 Teens + High school students + GenZ (Let's start "the green thumb" challenge! #tgt) 

 Colleges/Universities: Greenify the Campus Projects + Community outreach opportunities 

Elderly Programs + Garden clubs

Families + Family blogging 

Birthday gifts + Gender reveal boxes

Memorial + Remembrance 

Weddings (Mine + Yours)

Corporate offices + Office projects/contests

National/International Projects

Reforestation efforts

The green thumb (#tgt) is meant to symbolize the impact you are making on Earth by participating in growing a tree with the treeify kit. 

When you wear your green thumb, you represent change. *the green thumb is also getting a makeover! 

Enjoy a photo story of my trees (American Elm Trees)

Meet "The Duo "

Did you know that just one tree can absorb roughly 48 pounds of carbon in just one year? Now, imagine if the vast majority of our population planted just one tree on their own this year in 2019. Do that math, and don't forget to also count the possibilities. 

Treeify is based out of the United States, but with abundant support, it can eventually go beyond the borders and allow people from all over the world to do their part in alleviating climate change.  

As treeify begins to bud, I have plans to create an interactive app. The app will go in tandem with the newly designed kit and its mission, making the experience all the more personal as you watch your tree grow. Until the app is available, I am working on creating new features on my website that will be similar to the ones eventually included in the app.

 Stop talking about how much you wish the world would change, instead plant the seeds and grow the change. 

 Be sure to watch my Kickstarter video until the end for an updated view of my trees!  

 *all photos taken by me

Risks and challenges

Nevertheless, persist. The main challenge I am currently facing is getting my project off the ground.
Some risks + some challenges:
- Prototype Development + manufacturing
- Developing strong partnerships with non-profits (Organizations that have nature based missions will be essential in providing professionalism and expertise when it's time to plant your tree in the Earth.)
-Developing a seed bank
-Working with new, unknown tree species
-Working against climate change
-Finding space to plant trees
-Loss of interest before app development
-Keeping trees alive (KEEPING GROWERS MOTIVATED ENOUGH TO KEEP THEM ALIVE!!!!!)

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