Earth Dance  - 22nd to 24th September 2017


The Earthdance Global Peace Party is the world's largest underground music and dance event for peace. Held annually since 1997, the event features hundreds of music artists, DJs, dancers, and speakers at local Earthdance events around the world, on the same weekend each year. The Earthdance event is aligned with the annual international Peace Day on September 21; and includes a global synchronized affirmation for peace.

Grow Group wood like a million people to grow a tree seed, eventually planting the tree in the ground. We started recording all the Co-ordinates of planted trees in 2010 and soon we’ll launch the tree map.  This tool will help you view your tree on Google Earth and hopefully you’ll be able to view the time lapse over the years as too how the tree grew.


We are also striving to include the good practice of growing a tree seed in the school education system. Imagine if every Grade 1 learner would grow a tree seed, plant it in grade 2 and by the end of their school career have a decent size tree to call their own.

Our Vision

About us

Every Idea is like a seed.


After having 3 Gap years in England, Sean was eager to start his own business when he came back home. The young entrepreneur was full of ideas and had very little seed capital to start with. After months of doing some odd jobs, he had an epiphany, while sitting in a hammock, under a tree.


“Let me start a tree nursery? But I don’t have the land” he thought to himself. That lead to the thought “How about getting people to grow their own tree from seed at home.” That Idea germinated and the first concept was called the GROW A TREE starter pack. In 2012 Sean partook in a SABC 3 reality TV show called BIG break legacy. By Spring 2017, Grow Group with all its tree concepts, have disTREEbuted more than 750 000 seeds. 


Has every seed grown, probably not, but the seed has given the grower a sense of hope. We stand by our GarenTREE, and we will send you more seeds should the original ones not grow.

Sean Hide started Hens Idea in 2008 by launching the Grow A Tree starter pack. A few months past, and schools approached him to create a lesson around growing a tree seed. In 2009, Brooklyn primary was the first school and he has since been to more than 80+ schools encouraging more than 60 000 kids to grow indigenous tree seeds.

Spring market – 9th September 2017


Every year Parkview primary hosts a family market at George Hay Park, in Parkview, Johannesburg. Grow Group will be representing tree this year. You can get your very own tree starter packs from our stall. 

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