Crowdfunding One year on: Catching-up with Olly after his WickWorming Sustainable Planter Box Campaign
It always great to have the opportunity to find out what happens with projects we have helped to crowdfund and so we were delighted to catch-up with Olly.
You may recall that Olly, a teacher, had just been appointed Leader of Sustainability Initiatives at his school when he came up with the fabulous idea for his clever innovation that managed to hit 3 sustainability goals.
The WickWorming planter boxes are not just sturdily made but are:
- Self-watering and water saving
- Contain an inground worm farm
- Enable households to compost even if they do not have a backyard.
What is new?
We were delighted to hear that Olly has been making great strides as he continues forwards with his entrepreneurial journey whilst still following his love of teaching.
Australian Manufacturing Partnership
Since his crowdfunding campaign for WickWorming ended, Olly has established a partnership with a manufacturer in Melbourne who now produces his planter boxes.
The boxes which are now made to order come in two sizes:
- Small -1250mm (L) x 570mm (W) x 700mm (H)
- Large -1690mm (L) x 910mm (W) x 700mm (H)
Optional Additional Features
There are now several options that are available to add:
- a growing lattice and
- the colour of the colorbond steel.
The planter boxes can be shipped to all parts of Australia with FREE shipping included!
The WickWorming Hot House
Never one to rest of his laurels, Olly has been developing a new design and has just launched a Hot House version that is available in the small size. This helps accelerate plant growth and provides protection from pests and rodents.
And of course, there are more plans and work in progress to to develop a corner design and more variety in the available sizes.
Partnership with Subpod
And if this was not enough there is more exciting news. Olly has managed to find the time to develop a partnership with amazing company Subpod to enable his customers combine these products with his planters!
A Big Thankyou
Once again, thank you to all our supporters who helped make Olly’s crowdfunding campaign for WickWorming a success last year with a special shout to the Herbadashery, a herbalist in Manly, Bucketty’s Brewery and Pure Wholefoods.