ECOKICK: A cardboard structure that fights soil erosion.

18. November 2019 | Initiatives | via


Once planted into the ground, the Ecokick protects the rooting system of the growing vegetation. (Credit:

According to an article on, the simple, modular, cardboard system, which was first presented at Dutch Design Week, is embedded in a slope of degraded earth and filled with local soil. This forms a terracing structure to prevent the runoff of seeds and nutrients in rainwater. Ecosystem Kickstarter (Ecokick) biodegrades, and when it does it will grow a strip of "perennial terracing vegetation" because the cardboard is enriched with seeds and nutrients. The resulting terraced crops fulfil the same stabilising function the cardboard originally served. In between these organic fortifications, food crops are protected from erosion and able to flourish.


Ecosystem Kickstarter - bottom-up landscape restoration