A Climate Clock for San Jose, CA

Seeds to Plants

The foundational education component of the Organograph concept is the Seeds to Plants program. Inside of the actual sculpture, hundreds of special plants are arranged in a 40-foot diameter ring which rotates slowly inside of a glass dome. Each plant is independently raised and nurtured by students and educators in an incubating pot (a coco coir container with an organic growing medium, with a unique engraved History Tag). Each day one significant climate event is identified based on input from the Organograph’s climate monitoring systems and a corresponding plant is chosen to be planted at noon into the Time Trail Garden. Thereafter, that plant — permanently identified with its History Tag — documents the climate event of that day. Together these plants form a historical garden which tells the earth’s evolving history of climate change.


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