Did you know it was possible to make your garden grow not only faster, but with deeper colors, flowers that pop & explode in color, and with enhanced nutrient density & health? This is all possible using the science of electroculture... And what's cool about it is it doesn't have to be done in a stodgy scientific or boring industrial-looking manner, either! It turns out, that by combining solid scientific principles with art, design, & sculpture - that you can create functional pieces of artwork that will not only make your landscape shine with artistic curiosities, but it will make your garden flourish as well!
Electroculture, or the science of enhancing plant and crop growth using electricity, is a subject that involves science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - what's normally called a #STEM subject. But with the ability to include an artistic bent to it, it becomes a #STEAM subject, where the "A" refers to art.
In the world of electroculture, or more broadly, energetic agriculture, electric, magnetic, and other forms of energy are generated, collected and re-applied to the plants, and soils to enhance biological growth. This can be done in a wide variety of ways, including:
- High-Voltage Electric Generators & Collectors
- Radio-Wave Spiral Antennas
- Direct-Current (DC) Based Systems
- And More!
Let's dive into some examples. The first one I'd like to share is from my own garden where I'm using a electrically-charged sphere to create an environment like that of an approaching thunderstorm to expose the plants around it to life-enhancing electric field energies.Solar-Powered High-Voltage Gazing Ball for Plant Stimulation
Not only does it provide the loop of a classical gazing ball, but this one is functional as well - capable of causing explosive growth using an engineered form of natural energy systems. It's actually a little dangerous too - where if you come close to touching it, it will leave you with a little shock! So be careful with these!
The next one operates on a similar theme. While the one in my garden uses solar power and a high voltage generator, the next one by Yoann Lepeltier, collects high voltage electric charges from the atmosphere using a passive charge collector, similar to that of a lightning rod. In this configuration, collected charges are directed to the soil system below.Artistic Electroculture Antenna with HV Charge Collectors
A similar one that works on the same principles are based on the creations of Andreas Donnoli, which includes an added form of energy to it in the form of a spiral radio antenna based on the design of Italian eccentric researcher, Pier Luigi Ighina, that's now being called the "Ighina Antenna":
Here's another one of my own creations where I'm using a modified off-the-shelf kinetic garden sculpture that's been outfitted with magnets and an inductor coil to send minute pulses of electrical energy to the soil in proportion to the wind speed. Here's a video of it in action: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/zBRvcpcMm8QKinetic Sculpture Modified to Generate Electrical Pulses
Lastly, here's a creative one by Juan Carlos Olaya Vargas that is using a number of energy-concentrating spirals and coils artfully installed onto a grove of trees:Multiple Electroculture Antenna Systems
For those of you who have never heard of such a thing, electroculture and energetic agriculture has been my source of inspiration, experimentation, creative expression, and fun for the past 12 years! There's a ton to learn and it's a lot of fun to learn the basics and start trying things out. If you'd like to learn more, come check out my website, ElectricFertilizer.com and join our mailing list to get informed about the latest in growing with electricity, magnetism and beyond!