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This a request, open for discussion. It has not been deliberated to consensus by the villagers. It will be agreed, modified, or tabled at the meeting of 20081121.

Here is a brainstorm about the possible theme areas or systems EcoReality might use to name its fields, and any other landscape/site areas that will be useful for communitarians.

This brainstorm has not yet been ratified by members and prospective members, and is currently open for contributions and discussion. It will be discussed at the next teleconference on November 21 2008.

Please sign your contribution with the mark of four tildas. A tilda is the "~" key.

Thank you! Shan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)


Theme areas or systems we might use:

  • #1 - envisioned future use (by major vegetation types).
      1. E.g. the N field by the road could be the "market garden field".Shan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #2 - dominant trees of the bioregion
    • # E.g. Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Garry Oak, etc. (note, not trying to match to any particular tree type in adjacent wooded regions)Shan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)
    • #: Why not try to "match... tree type in adjacent wooded regions?" It goes from a name we may always be trying to remember to something with a built-in mnemonic! I think it would be good if, whatever the name of the field, it had some significance to that field. --Jan Steinman 13:28, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #3 - favorite wildflowers
      1. E.g. Foxglove, Mullein, Chicory, etc.Shan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #4 - favorite plant foods
      1. E.g. Hazlenut, Olive, Cherry (note, not trying to match to what may or may not grow in said field)Shan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #5 - famous composers
      1. e.g. Mozart, Haydn, Shubert, Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, etcShan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #6 - constellations
      1. e.g. Leo, Casseopoeia, Ursa major, Big dipper, etc.Shan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #7 - favourite cloud formations
      1. e.g. cirrus, cumulo-nimbus, etc. Shan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #8 - names of global water significance
      1. e.g. Ganges, Danube, Rhine, Rio Grande, Yangtze, etc.Shan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #9 - great lakes
    1. superior, ontario, huron, erie, what is the fifth? i forget!Shan 13:06, 18 November 2008 (PST)
      Lake Michigan. --Jan Steinman 13:32, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #10 - Named for significant features local to that field, such as "Big Maple Field" or "Cedar Grove Field" or Too Many Buttercups Field or "Yummy Blackberry Field". (I think all of them could be named that, though!) --Jan Steinman 13:28, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #11 - Named for famous ecologists, farmers, environmentalists: "Wendell Barry Field", "David Suzuki Field", "Rachael Carson Field", etc. --Jan Steinman 13:28, 18 November 2008 (PST)
  • #12 - Named like hurricanes, in alphabetical order
    • Albert, Bob, Chuck...
  • #12 - Name fields after continents
    • Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
  • #13 - Seven sacred field names.

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