By Arielle Hardy
It is a well known fact for residents of the area that drought has had a major impact on the national forests, crop production, and the overall ecosystem. While we watch the effects worsen each year, we see the devastating results in numerous ways including increased fire risk and invasive insects, destroying our beautiful forests. While the drought increases, we watch helplessly, searching for answers on a solution. Is it possible the solution has been hiding in plain sight all along? While the following information may seem unbelievable, I encourage you to read it with an open mind and do research on your own. I encourage anyone to try their own experiments, and if proven effective, we can begin to plan a solution for a larger scale production for the farmers, forests, and everyone. If this can be one solution to help with drought and solve the beetle infestation for example, the positive impacts could be limitless for the area.
Electroculture is a “method of applying atmospheric electricity to the fertilization of plant life,” according to the book “Electroculture,” by Justin Christofleau. A well-known French scientist and inventor in the early 1900’s, Christofleau was a member of the Society of Scientists and Inventors, Knight of Merit of Agriculture, and had many other titles. He devoted years of research to electroculture and patented nearly 40 of his numerous inventions including a “Moto-solar thermo-magnetic network,” and a “Bio-electro-magnetic focus,” electroculture device, which was aimed at capturing telluric currents and electromagnetic waves for use on plants. His book has documented pictures of examples of crops which were grown using his apparatus compared to traditionally.
Inventors and scientists have researched this field, dating as far back as 1749, when Abbe Nollett was one of the first scientists to note the effects of electricity on plant life. In 1783 Abbe Bertholon made known his work in the field and invented an “electro-vegetometre.” A Russian scientist, M. Spechnoff, later perfected the invention, finding that the composition of the soil is “modified by the action of the currents.” He recorded “an overproduction of 62% for oats, 56% for wheat and 34% for linseed. Brother Paulin, the Director of the Agricultural Institute of Beauvai, invented the “Geomagnetifere,” which he reported “gave wonderful results, especially with grapes, which were richer in sugar and alcohol, matured sooner and more regularly.
George Van Tassel was an inventor and designer of the “Integretron,” a four story high dome in Landers California, and built partially upon the work of Georges Lakhovsky and Nikola Tesla, for scientific research into time, anti-gravity and at extending human life. He was also an author, lecturer, Radio and TV personality, and founder of a science philosophy organization, dedicated his works to electro-magnetic research. In his book, “When Stars Look Down,” he describes tests that were conducted, resulting in up to 30% more seed germination in a 24 hour period, growth to time of harvest increased by several weeks, allowing some areas to grow a second crop sooner, avoiding early freezes, and gaining up to 6 weeks on both plantings. Leaf and above ground vegetables will be twice the size compared to “uncharged” soil. Root vegetables will not only be bigger, but more flavorful. His design, like the other inventors, can be easily assembled using spare parts lying around, or by a trip to your local hardware store.
Throughout all the experimentation, besides an obvious increase in crop production, was another interesting (and perhaps a more important) fact; the crops where devices were installed were free from harmful parasites and epidemic diseases, while still maintaining helpful insects.
If this has been researched so long ago, why isn’t it a commonly used, well-known practice? In the turn of the 20th century many companies emerged in the agriculture industry ranging from fertilizers, to pesticides and herbicides, and more. One of the most well-known companies who is still in operation today is Monsanto. In 1901 the Monsanto Chemical Works was founded (originally to produce the artificial sweetener saccharin, caffeine and vanillin) and by 1919 was producing aspirin and its raw ingredient salicylic acid, as well as Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which are highly carcinogenic chemical compounds. They assisted in the development of the first nuclear weapon, and in 1944, along with over 15 other companies they produced DDT, an insecticide which was later banned in the US in 1972 because of its harmful impacts on the environment. In the 60’s and 70’s they were a producer for agent orange in Vietnam, and although they are involved with too much to cover in this article, are most well-known in the agricultural industry as being among one of the first companies to genetically modify a plant cell and do field tests on genetically modified seeds.
Is it possible that Monsanto and other companies have thwarted the efforts of scientists and researchers promoting Electroculture dating as far back as the industrial revolution? Perhaps there was a larger agenda followed through with the use of advertisements to the general public, promoting the use of chemicals instead of using the natural processes of Earth. This is a topic that has recently resurfaced and you can find videos all over the internet worldwide about people using this process, and the success has been documented.
People all over the world are going back to the principles of electroculture, specifically with the use of copper wires placed throughout the garden, and copper structures over plants to increase their health and longevity. In fact, the knowledge of using copper tools to work with has also been well hidden by corporations who don't want citizens to have the knowledge and power to grow their own food. Could it be possible that by strategically placing copper wire around trees that we could see an improvement with water absorption, decreasing some risk for fires, while also decreasing pests? It would be worth a try to begin experimenting on trees to help the forests in the area.
In an effort to test the effects of this science, a group is being formed in the area to experiment with the production of different devices, setups, and plants. If you would like to be involved and updated on the project please email firstname.lastname@example.org.