One of the principles of permaculture is to observe and interact. The first step involves honing observation skills and seeking diverse perspectives on any given subject. Travelers to Las Vegas often have one or more opportunities to do just that. Whether they are viewing the city from an airplane, bus, or other vehicle descending into the valley; from a zip line or bungee jumping cord; or from an observation wheel like the High Roller or observation tower like the Stratosphere; visitors can behold a sweeping vista here, gain a heightened perspective there, and perceive things in new ways everywhere.
So, why not bring the sightseeing spirit of Las Vegas into your seed garden? By doing so, you can gain a new perspective on both this season’s selected plants and the environment where you will grow them.
Just as observing the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown from above and afar gives us a view of not just each individual hotel-casino property, but a glimpse of the entire tourism and gaming industry; likewise, observing this season’s featured plants from a distance affords us a view of the natural patterns and systems surrounding them.