H&S Officially revealed on June 30

Eight months on and we are about to have our first planter revealed to the World and located by the dock.  The official placement is scheduled for June 30th (14:00) and if you can think and invite officials/celebrities for the opening day it will be magical.  It will be even more magical if you can make the time to come and bring some friends or neighbours.  There will be refreshments as this is the event of the year (at least in my calendar) and it coincides with another.

Over these past months we have achieved a lot. The planter casting was a tremendous success.  The planter design received some scepticism because of the thin wall, large size, lack of steel reinforcement, etc. , but despite the odds, the physical planters are there to demonstrate that one can never be too ambitious if willing.

If you can help with plants or else for the opening event please drop me a line.  As a group, we need to work as together.

Link to Google Map of Location

First H&S planter casting and self-watering detailed design challenge

The casting of the first H&S planter is scheduled for 11am on Sunday 27th May

The “tree hugging planter” mould is taking shape and I am confident it will be finished on time for 11am on Sunday morning when I suggest we gather at Orion Business Centre, London, SE14 5RT (7 min walk from Surrey Quays Tube).  We will mix some concrete and pour it into the mould.  This should not take more than 90 min including tidying up, group photo, coffee, etc.  After this “epic” moment we can go to Café East or similar to grab some food and drinks.

Engaged in the action we will discuss: the planter relocation schedule, waterproofing, self-watering concept -> execution, planting scheme, etc.

If you cannot make it this Sunday we will have demoulding on Saturday June 2nd and casting of the second planter.  This will be equally if not more existing as the “tree hugging planter” will be revealed in it true beauty to the world for the first time

Self-watering detailed design challenge – please help!

The planter has a provision for a large water tank. With some understanding of water and its behaviour I have never constructed a self-watering planter and need your help, else I cannot focus on finishing the proto-mould. No experience needed and anyone willing to learn new things through research and communication with those in the know is perfect for the job. A PhD in physics will be an advantage J

Would few volunteers willing to do some research into the area of self-watering via wicking come forward.


Thank you very much