Restores eroded soil
Healthy soil is one of the most underappreciated treasures Earth has to offer. But when erosion washes it away and plants stop growing, there is a big problem. We intend to fix that 🌍Our mission
For a plant, SolidWater is like a piece of soil that stays wet and is easy to obtain water from. Therefore it works best when you put it near the roots of the plant. The granules absorb the water that trickles down into the soil after rainfall or watering.
SolidWater is a potassium polyacrylamide superabsorbent polymer. EU-research has shown that its use is harmless in moderation. Once implemented in the soil, Bacillus Pseudomonas and Rhodococcus can use the trace acrylamide components as a foodsource, fully breaking it down in 1-2 weeks .
Do I still need to water my plants?
Yes. But less often because your plants now have a stash of water for themselves. With SolidWater, plants can last up to three times longer without water.
Will it work on any plant?
Yes and no. Some plants are very sensitive to over-watering, such as cacti. Keeping the roots of these plants wet constantly can cause the roots to start rotting.
How much do I need?
Per 10 grams, SolidWater absorbs 1L of water. For the best ratio, mix 1L with about 6L of soil. .
Why sell to individuals, not businesses or governments?
Price remains the biggest barrier for large scale adoption of superabsorbent polymers. Ecosystem restoration projects don't immediately generate revenue through agriculture, especially if the soil is degraded. In many cases, this makes our restoration operations financially unviable, despite being necessary. Which is why we ask for support from you guys.
During the first Gulf War, Ibrahim Al-Alim (1947-2017) found Saudi Arabia burning with oil fires. In response, he enrolled into the Polytechnical University EPFL in Switzerland to develop his Super Safe Fire-Fighting Foam. It soon turned out that the water absorbing qualities of his material had great potential for plants, too.Read story
With Ibrahim's health declining, we founded LegacyRoot with the goal of realising his dream in his stead. We decided to begin by selling SolidWater to our fellow millennials. It regularly saved our own plants, after all.Read story