Oh my gosh, this week has been awesome. Despite the fact I should have been at LOGE Camps in Bend and instead I’m sitting home at Katie’s desk logging in remotely to a week’s worth of sessions I’m leading with Greer Van Dyck, yeah… it’s been awesome. I feel like I’ve amassed a year’s worth of randomness. Wait, does that mean they’re not random?
Whatever, heh. This week I wanted to throw out something Barett shared during his presentation: Fractals.
His presentation was about engaging with the Catholic church to initiate a conservation movement at a scale perhaps of which humanity has never witnessed. It’s a bold vision, to say the least. Props to Barett. Getting back to fractals, though, he threw out the concept as a means of planting. As in, literally planting plants. The reasons he mentioned for why it could work were compelling:
- It’s easy to estimate cost and order materials
- So it’s easy to prototype
- So the process of actually planting stuff then is easily taught
- Which means the maintenance is also, well, easier
As I chew on it, I realize that in addition to the literal applications like his, there are likely far more figurative ways to use the concept of fractals (which is really just repetition) when thinking about how to do things. And yeah, I may be asking Katie (our family gardener) about how to use fractals when, well, designing our landscaping…