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We have asked ourselves: How can we motivate the people around us for a more conscious consumption of food and, at the same time, strengthen their wellbeing at the workplace?
We have found: Blaming and dogmatic stereotype thinking are not the right way to counteract the pressing ecological crisis and the increasing alienation of people from one another, especially in urban areas and at work.
Our solution: We want to inspire and intrinsically motivate behavioural change through positive practical experience. To do this, we use the latest scientific findings and our experience on health and environmental psychology, agricultural sciences, data processing and current market research from university and work.
The implementation: Our platform provides companies with a collaborative, meaningful garden project for teams or interdisciplinary groups. Several GROME events with educational workshops to foster health as well as a better team culture take place on a field at our Urban Garden partners or the company’s raised garden beds during a season from April to November. Check out our explanatory video:
According to the basic principles of permaculture, Earth Care, People Care & Fair Share, and with a holistic personal development that creates lasting effects, we are ploughing up the working world:
Our goals in a nutshell:
Our offer is aimed directly at companies. A season with GROME is a profitable investment, because ...
We address companies because we have identified serious problems in the average office work environment:
There are scientific findings that show ways out of this:
Not to be ignored should be the nutritional problems on an individual level in our western society:
10 million tons of still edible, therefore avoidable, food waste come together in Germany every year. In the case of fruit and vegetables, up to 45% of the quantities purchased by private consumers are thrown away in their households.
The consequences of unhealthy diets are frightening:
From 2000 to 2019, the number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes doubled. Added to this is a high assumed number of unreported cases. As a result, there are high costs for the health care system. In 2019, it amounted to approximately €3000 per patient. Also, obesity is one of the main causes of ischemic heart disease, which in turn is the leading cause of death in the EU, accounting for 550 000 deaths (12%) (Health at a Glance - OECD, 2020; Eurostat, 2020).
We aim to strengthen people's mental and physical well-being through acomprehensive and long-term programme (6-8 months) while promoting an understanding and collaborative atmosphere in companies.
Central to this program is the development of mental, emotional and communicational skills on an individual as well as collective (team) level in conjunction with the garden as a meaningful tool and community project. To promote health holistically, our training integrates factors of resilience, team cohesion as well as closeness to nature.
Now, we need your help:
With your support, we can bring conscious regional and seasonal food consumption as well as strong health skills to your company and your city. Together we can spread our concept in Germany and make a noticeable difference for our society and the environment!
If you are also convinced that there is a need for more satisfied, conscious people in our society who, driven by fun and energy, want to work on their own health and that of the planet, then please support us with your donation until we can walk on our own feet.
To realize our vision, we need to bring our project to the market. So it helps us immensely if you talk about us in your team, at work, with your fellow students at university or with your friends.
As a reward for your support and to help you better understand our concept, we would like to give you the opportunity to experience some individual elements from our concept for yourself as a thank you for your support.
All the details can be found in the reward description -->
For all group events, the exact time depends on the status of the Corona Pandemic in late spring and summer (Events from June to September) and the number of registrations at each location. Details will be announced to the supporters individually.
With 5.000€ we can implement the next steps in our season planning and officially establish GROME as a secured sustainably founded startup (see more in funding goal 1). If we reach the 50.000€, we can further develop our GROME season at our current locations and open up new regions, including your city if you don't live in Münster, Duisburg, Essen, Berlin or Hamburg. (Please let us know your desired location).
Every EURO counts. Not only us and our programme, but also our partners who support us willingly to carry out the rewards together. Many of them are non-profit organisations, collectives or associations. With the revenue brought by you, these associations are in turn able to provide their city or neighborhood free environmental education, green oases and delicious organic vegetables from their SoLaWi productions. (Pinzessinnengarten Berlin: , Bonnekamphöhe Essen: , PlantAge eG: ).
To provide you with an exact line of investment for our next steps, on which you can locate your support, we listed them below:
Funding goal 1: 5000€
Fundingziel 2: 50000€
Up to this point, we are still a UG, but if we make progress even beyond this amount, we will have enough money to make the capital contribution for the GmbH. The following will then be financed from these funds:
We are Lisa (24), Miloš (28), Philip (24) and Hanno (26), the core team behind GROME. We live in Münster and Lübeck and have had enough of not very meaningful and anonymous teambuilding events.
We want to establish an alternative to the conventional offers on the market, promote people's well-being and, at the same time, bring the value of regional and local food into the middle of society.
With our help, every consumer should be enabled to make his or her contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 12 - the reduction of food waste by 50%.
Every day, we are working hard to make our concept even more exciting and attractive so that we can reach as many people as possible throughout Germany.
Lisa (2nd from right in the team photo) is a psychologist and will be a trained MBSR coach shortly. She is responsible for the further development of the concept. Miloš (right in the team photo) is a trained chef and has a Master's degree in Data Science. He is in charge of the culinary elements and responsible for everything related to data analysis and technology. Philip (far left in the team photo) is a trained farmer and is currently completing his Master's degree in Agricultural Science. He takes care of our partner gardens and the planting plans. Hanno (2nd from left in the team photo) has a Master's degree in economics with a focus on innovation and strategy. He is responsible for the business areas in the startup and strategic development.
Das Förderprogramm für den Wissenstransfer zwischen Unversitäti und Wirtschaft in Münster