Botanicalls is a system that allows plants to place phone calls to people when they need help. Each plant has a different voice, and will call when in need of water or light. They also make calls to thank you for watering them. Botanicalls was created by a team of four (Kate Hartman, Kati London, Rebecca Bray, Rob Faludi) as a way for people to connect to their environment and to remember that we live in a wider ecosystem in which we share resources with other forms of life. The system uses innovative technical components such as ZigBee wireless radios and the Asterisk open source telephone system. For more information, see the Botanicalls website at