Rising Waters Jungle Seeds from the Rauschenberg Estate on Captiva Island, Florida.
(Just an idea by Glenn Weiss. Not APPROVED by the Rauschenberg Foundation)
The Rising Waters Jungle Seeds provide a bit of Robert Rauschenberg’s environmental vision with seeds actually collected from his estate. In 2004 after Hurricane Charley hit Captiva Island and removed the existing trees, Rauschenberg had 9 acres planted as a jungle. For many years, Rauschenberg participated in ecological activism through his work and design of posters such as the famous first Earth Day poster in 1970 of the American Bald Eagle surrounded by damaged landscapes.
In 2015, the first Rising Waters Confab of artists, writers, performers, designers and scientists was held at the Rauschenberg Residency on the estate. The purpose of the five-week gathering was to discover artworks and artist actions that would bring public action to global warming and the rising waters of the oceans. Rising Waters Jungle Seeds is only one of many works in progress. Visit http://www.risingwatersrr.wordpress.com.
Online Planting Resources for Rising Sea Level and Temperatures
Rising Waters Jungle Seeds website provides the latest news on polar ice melt and a geographic map of jungle planting zones with the number of years until saltwater intrusions or flooding.
With global warming, the no-freezing line will move north. Rising Waters Jungle Seeds will annually announce new and future 9, 10 and 11 planting zones in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and the Gulf coast.
Or get all the information at the place you are standing with the Rising Waters Jungle Seeds APP.
What’s in the Package
Rising Water Jungle Seeds were gathered at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency during the last six months. The seeds are a mix of gumbo limbo, cabbage palm, sea grape, royal poinciana, fan palms, wild coffee, mangroves and others.
All proceeds support the Rising Waters Confab projects developed for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
WARNING LABEL. Unfortunately at this time, we cannot predict when a giant storm surge may preempt our planting maps.