PCP: Diversity and Detail

“The natural world is built upon common motifs and patterns. Recognising patterns in nature creates a map for locating yourself in change, and anticipation what is yet to come.”

Sharon Weil

In this meditative experience, visitors would be invited to look around them and to picture what the Lion’s gate may eventually look like. They would walk towards the area where the outdoor classroom will be situated – and imagine how the garden will grow and develop and, in turn, how the classroom will provide a place for people to learn and grow. The principles explored would be “design from patterns to details” and “use and value diversity”. The speaker would discuss the benefits of educating other people about sustainable practices and creating a community which supports and educates others. The speaker would encourage visitors to look to the patterns in their own lives, how they shop or travel to work and to think about ways to make this more sustainable – perhaps by supporting local businesses within their community or starting a group to encourage others to walk to work.