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> Sylvain Picker commented on Virgin.com.quotation from: -> http://www.facebook.com/sylvain.picker?sk=wall
> I think wooden tools are a big entrepreneurial opportunity to create a lot of very small to quite big businesses in the field of forest gardening, kitchen stuff , etc.
On 14/11/2011, at 8:19 AM, sylvain.picker wrote:
> Seeds, Pellets & Compost Planters ProjectThe goal of this project is to
> design low-cost portable all-terrain planters and other small tools to
> use around our houses, in gardens, farms and forests for global natural
> restoration of our ecosystem. We need to revitalise the Gardens and
> Forests small-tools manufacturing sector by having as many as possible
> innovative low-cost designs that can be builds by peoples and small
> shops anywhere in the world. Like the Rollers Crimpers and long handled
> home made scythes used in India by small Organic Farmers, or the Coa
> stick of the Amazonian peoples still in use today after millenniums.
> Just by rediscovering the ancient designs of our ancestors and making a
> few new ones is a way to help the emergence of an array of small
> businesses making affordable Ecological Restoration Tools.I have made
> three promising prototypes: one "Farm & Forest Seeds, Pellets & Compost
> Planter" and two Cobra Headed "Forest & Landscaping Seeds & Pellet
> Planters". All are light and fun to use. The "Farm & Forest Planter"
> model is surprisingly fast when you consider that the operating
> principle is to plant several seeds at once, which can optionally be
> mixed with compost and spores of mushrooms and clay or other minerals or
> medicinal herbs. It makes it easy to precisely plant well over 10000
> seeds per day and fertilise them at the same time.The seed range you
> plant is the same as when using Seedballs: from mushrooms to trees. You
> can plant pretty much anything with this simple seed planter that is a
> little like a giant cloth funnel with a winged metal tip and a wood
> handle. We have ordered a steel prototype of the "Farm & Forest Planter"
> model to be made at a local machine-shop in Waterville Quebec Canada.
> The "Forest & Landscaping Planter" Cobra model is being completed here
> in Montreal Canada.We are eager to make large scale testing and are
> actively looking for sponsors and peoples that would like to share
> information about farm and forestry small tools. Ogfor is the Organic
> Grower Forestry Forum <http://www.ogfor.com>
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