Environmental artists begin Dartmoor moss-growing project 英國環保藝術家啟動達特穆爾苔蘚栽植專案



Environmental artists begin Dartmoor moss-growing project 英國環保藝術家啟動達特穆爾苔蘚栽植專案


What helps capture carbon and prevent flooding? Moss.


The peat it eventually forms stores the carbon below ground and the plant can hold 20 times its own weight in water.


The Art and Energy Collective have been finding creative ways to engage the public in protecting this Dartmoor habitat with their art project: How to Bury the Giant.

藝術與能源社團(The Art and Energy Collective)一直在透過藝術專案來尋找創造性的方法,以吸引公眾參與保護達特穆爾的這片棲息地,專案名稱是 “如何埋住巨人”。

Chloe Uden, The Art and Energy Collective
“The climate emergency is the giant of our times, and so we’ve developed this project that’s looking at moss, which is an amazing plant that sequesters carbon and forms peat, and it builds up layers of earth. And we thought, ah, peat is kind of burying all of that carbon. So, mosses bury the giant.”

克洛伊·尤登       藝術與能源社團(The Art and Energy Collective)
“氣候緊急狀態是我們這個時代的重大問題,因此我們開發了這個針對苔蘚的專案,苔蘚是一種神奇的植物,它可以封存碳、形成泥炭和一層層的土壤,於是我們想:原來泥炭存住了所有吸來的碳,所以,苔蘚埋住了碳這個 ‘巨人’。”

The project has been using the wool of nearby sheep to create a sort of nest to grow sphagnum moss in. It helps the plants to get established without being washed away. More absorbent moss means less flooding downstream, but their ambitions are much bigger. It’s hoped this project could change how the public engage with the moor.


John Howell, Owner of Harford Moor on Dartmoor
“It’s helping people to understand the importance of this environment and how to treat it responsibly.”

約翰·豪厄爾       達特穆爾哈福德高沼地的主人

An art exhibition created by the public will bring the story of moss to life。


Emma Ruminski, BBC Spotlight
“Soon the public should be able to come up here and try painting or drawing the moss for themselves or maybe even replanting some of this very important habitat.”

艾瑪·魯明斯基       BBC Spotlight 節目主持人