Soaring Seeds is a biodegradable plant terrarium which can be hung on trees. Within the terrarium lies a message and a seed to be planted, with the goal of reducing deforestation.
Soaring Seeds is a series of multiple small terrariums that can be hung on trees. These terrariums contain seeds that will eventually be planted into the earth. Soaring Seeds is made out of bioplastic so that it can quickly degrade after being planted. The bioplastic forms a terrarium that encases all of the necessary ingredients for a healthy plant to live in. It also includes a drainage hole at the bottom.
Soaring Seeds was created because of the overwhelming amount of trees being cut down every year. For example, we cut down 20 million trees per year to produce books. Soaring Seeds is marketed towards people living in urban environments. In urban spaces, people removed from the daily reality of natural forest loss. By interacting with the terrarium, the hope is they will learn some rudimentary knowledge about deforestation. With this knowledge, the goal is they will plant the seed in and become more aware of how they can contribute to transforming the earth.
Soaring Seeds is a project aiming to spread awareness of deforestation and its consequences by bringing attention to how consumerism impacts the environment,and providing the tools and motive to help.
This project consists of biodegradable terrariums that are hung on trees, with graphics and catchphrases on them that invite people to make an impact on their environment by planting the terrarium in the ground. The terrariums are made out of bioplastic so that they will degrade faster than other materials, and they have a small hole in the bottom to allow rainwater to flow through the soil and hydrate the plant, without making the environment too damp or significantly lessening the amount of soil.
The terrariums are hung in city parks and other forested areas within urban spaces, and contain artificial seed pods. The writing on the terrariums encourage people to notice and plant them. The goal is for users to either take the contents home and plant the seed the terrarium contains, or tell others about the terrariums themselves, therefore spreading awareness about the issue.