What are you selling?

Max Buster
A lot of people ask "Who are you and what are you selling?"

It started when our dad (we're in high school) bought an EarthBox® planter. We read in the sales materials that the United Nations was using Earthbox® planters to teach people in developing nations an excellent way to grow food. This sounded like a great project, but we thought it could be made even better by using locally sourced free or low cost recycled materials. That's what got us started.
Also, watering Global Buckets by hand become a BIG pain everyday so we explored ideas on how to automate the watering job using atmospheric pressure. Our system works great! This entire summer we only spent about 20 minutes dealing with water. Previously, we spent about 10 minutes a day. Using some engineering and physics to create wonderful efficiencies was the most rewarding part of the project.

Grant Buster
What's next? Our eyes were opened when Curt Lindley, a Peace Corp worker in Mandeville, Jamaica, wrote to us and pondered if an alternative design could be created which didn't use 5-gallon buckets. Why? Curt wrote that 5- gallon buckets are so valued by the people of Mandereville that they would be very hesitant to put holes in the buckets. So, now our energy is directed at creating an alternative system using totally valueless materials. Whoops! Now we'll have to change the name to "Global Worthless Materials". Click here for our new Garbage Gardening summer 2010 experiment.

Grant & Max

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