By: Renee Godfrey Quillin

A new year can bring new perspectives to the landscape or at least bring back centuries old lost practice. Electroculture is the use of copper wire to harness the Earth’s energy to boost the soil and stimulate plant growth. While some will speculate that this falls under the classification of a pseudoscience, many have seen existential results to prove otherwise. We will explore the beneficial properties of copper, how it can be used in the garden and landscape with a DIY tutorial on how to make your own.

Copper Wire

Copper is a highly ductile metal that has both high electrical and good heat conductivity, which are two particularly principal factors in Electroculture. Copper is also corrosion resistance and that is important when using in the outside atmospheric elements. Copper also processes antimicrobial properties, which also proves to be beneficial in the landscape and especially in potted plants.


The copper wire acts as a fractal antenna to enhance the natural frequency of the earth and brings it down to the soil and rootzone of the plants. Whether it be in field based agriculture, raised garden beds or even potted houseplants, Electroculture has been shown to work in a variety of growing situations. By incorporating Electroculture into your landscape, garden, or potted plants, it can reduce the use of chemicals such as fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides by stimulating plants growth through the harnessed energy. Electroculture wands have also shown the ability to make the plants more heat, cold and frost resistant.

There are a variety of Electroculture Antenna Wands readily available, but you can also make your own DIY version. First is to source local sticks since they are in frequency with your area. Next light rinse with water and sanitize with hydrogen peroxide to remove any harmful pathogens. Finally, using pliers and wire cutters, coil the copper wire around the stick which is anchored one inch into the soil with the antenna end on the top and voila!


Cheers to a plantiful and prosperous New Year!

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