GOlden gate Floracurrent Survey
The Floracurrent Survey taps and documents the omnipresent electric current that flows between living trees and the ground. The survey’s early trials have been conducted in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. These trials have established that a current is detectable between living trees and the ground regardless of species, size and location in the park, and it invites further investigation. The survey claims this current as a common resource and presents the current as a way to value and relate to natural systems without an impulse to exploit them. The utility in the survey comes from the ritual of approaching trees and the ground with reverence. The kit and data collected from the survey are meant to connect people to place, long term thinking and the commons of the Earth.