Plant Research

What We Do and Why

We are made of and surrounded daily by the matter, forces and energies that make up our bodies, environment and the world we live in. From the visible to the invisible, from the expansive universe to the tiniest particle, we live in vastly different yet interconnected worlds comprised of matter, forces and energies. We undertake this fundamental research to better understand the properties of these things that make up our living reality.

The current research work includes, but is not limited to:


Concepts and Definitions used on this Website:

Energy: Energy is a state of matter which can be communicated from one part of matter to another whether that matter be solid, liquid, or gaseous and can bring about change in that other part of matter such as an increase in heat (temperature), electrical charge, chemical state or composition, or physical cohesion, for instance.

Force: A force is a push or a pull. Forces are found in such phenomena as gravity, ferromagnetism, electromagnetism or the electroweak force, the nuclear strong force, for instance.

Matter: Matter is defined as the material from which observable objects are composed. Matter can be in various states such as solid, liquid, gaseous, or ionized. A definition of matter includes not only the physically observable objects but also the constituent parts making up those physically observable objects such as electrons, protons, neutrons, quarks, muons, gluons, and so forth.


Four fundamental interactions in nature: electromagnetism, strong interaction, weak interaction, gravitation



  1. Natural Science: a branch of science that deals with the physical world, e.g., physics, chemistry, geology, and biology; the branch of knowledge that deals with the study of the physical world.
  2. Physical Sciences: the sciences concerned with the study of inanimate natural objects, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and related subjects; that study the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter.
  3. Neuroscience: any or all of the sciences, such as neurochemistry and experimental psychology, which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain. Medical definition of neuroscience: a branch (as neurophysiology) of science that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially their relation to behavior and learning.

Properties of Nature:

Accumulation: to gather, amass, heap up.

Coagulation: change from liquid into a thickened mass; curdle, congeal, clot.

Cohesion: Physics: the molecular force between particles within a body or substance that acts to unite them. Cohesion describes particles that are the same and tend to stick together: water molecules, for example.

Division: separate into parts, or the process of being separated.

Fluxion: the action of flowing or changing; a function corresponding to the rate of change of a variable quantity.

Matter: material from which observable objects are made. Also considered energetic matter.

Station: stationary: standing still, a place, fixed, unchanging, not moving.


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Effects of Electric Fields on Plant Growth

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Mung seeds growing in water: control (top 2); under electric field (bottom 2)

The Plant Research for the last several years has been centered around the effects of electric fields on the growth of plants. This is done with the purpose of understanding the sensitivity of living organisms to their environment, specifically in this case an imposed electrical force. Several experiments have been conducted on mung seeds, grown in water, to look for any differences in roots, stem lengths, and number of leaves. During the experiments, the seeds were grown in two separate groups: a control group and a group under an electric field. The DC 5000 voltage was applied to a metal grid immediately above the plants in the high voltage group.


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These are the control group plants as they grew.

One experiment involved growing seeds in two different ways. Pea seeds were grown directly in water in open containers, on seed paper, with hydroponic nutrients added after the seeds had sprouted. The other method involved “plugs” made of bark material. Peas, beets, lettuce, and squash seeds were put in the plugs and watered from below.




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Mung seeds grown in bark plugs, under an electric field.

Another experiment was conducted growing mung seeds hydroponically. The seeds were placed in bark starter plugs to grow in tubs filled with water. The roots of the plants grew down into the water. Hydroponic plant nutrients were put into the water during the growth cycle. A control group of seeds was grown in the same way. At the end of the experiment the plants were dried and sent to be analyzed for nutrient content.



The Next Experiments: Seed to Seed
The next experiments for plants will investigate growing the plants hydroponically under an electric field from seed to seed, through the whole life cycle. The selected plants will be ones that only grow to a height of 10 to 15 centimeters, allowing them to grow up close to the grid, but not touch it. The roots will be in the dark and nutrients will be added to the bottom water basin under the plants. At the end of each experiment, the nutrients of the plants will be measured, and comparisons will be made between the control and electric field groups.

Effects of Thoughts on Plants: Unspoken Ways We Communicate

PER Philodendron 2This research follows up on the Plant Project of 2007 which investigated the effects of positive, negative and neutral thoughts on plant growth. The purpose of this experiment was to learn how to send specific energy and thoughts to plants, and to see if there would be a noticeable result to the growth of the plants. We welcome you to replicate this experiment and share the results in open collaboration. Read more...