So what is a Plant Pioneer?
As Plant Pioneers, we recognize there is subtle, intelligent plant activity that is yet to be fully realized, so with the judicious use of delicate tools and traditional herbalism techniques, we explore intelligent plant activity in relation to human-plant communication. Much of our work is being done with this audio interface and is the platform for electrical plant impulses to be liberated into musical sounds, giving plants a voice so to speak that is audible to the human ear.”
What are we doing?
At Plant Pioneers we want to share another way of living with the plant kingdom. Our mission is to demonstrate how plants are communicating with us. By opening our channels to listening, our entire life becomes a participatory living landscape in reciprocal dignity, integrity and respect. Not only are we stewards towards environmental justice, we're stewards for the wellness of the whole system, one in where we treat plants and trees not as arbitrary and inert living systems but rather as having a rightful place in the scheme of things.
For some of us, we explore plant signals with electronics that are part of a communication tool and that may help us develop dialogue. This electronic medium is called Music of the Plants, and it’s like a doorway between humans and the plant kingdom.
How it works:
Two wires from a pre-programmed synthesizer are connected to a plant, one onto the plant’s leaf, the other in the soil.
What are we hearing:
We are hearing electrical plant frequencies [aka impulses or energy].
Music of the Plants is a synthesizer that is picking up plant / tree frequencies that is very similar to a biofeedback device.
After a moment sounds are heard coming from the synthesizer that are generated by the plant’s electrical impulses. Each plant impulse is assigned a specific note per specific impulse. What is heard are sounds that, before this electronic device, have never been heard before because of plants’ inaudible frequencies but are now audible because of Music of the Plants.
What are we seeing:
These are the waves [aka Cymatic formations] produced by the music that is controlled by the plant. The sounds we are hearing are funneled into an open speaker with a smooth metal plate with sand on its surface, on top of this speaker. As music is broadcast out of the speaker, the plate vibrates, moving sand particles into unique geometric formations. Though we’re seeing these formations as a linear design, two things must be recognized as we listen to this particular music.
1) These linear formations we see have an impact on our body and mind.
2) These formations are not linear but are 3-dimensional. Though we cannot see them as a holographic vibration, we can take the time to feel them.
What are we finding?
There’s compelling evidence that plants are responding to their environment and us in ways we did not anticipate. Not only do plants “communicate” with insects, they appear to be responding to animals, humans and other environmental activities in ways we believe must be further investigated.
Why are we doing this?
To ask students & entry-level biologists, botanists, environmentalists, artists, plant scientists, musicians, and technologists to investigate plant intelligence in the realm of inter-species communication.
Why? It’s the way of First Nations Peoples; we all need to be with the Nature that surrounds us. We believe our findings are challenging us to ask, ”Just what is going on and how can we be better steward the earth?”
Do we wait for the evidence to come in? Or do we start to make a difference for our planet?
How you can help …
- Volunteer in bringing these presentations to young people.
- Spread the word, walk the talk, and be the example.