The Zones & Sectors model is a design tool
that helps us map elements according to frequency of visits.
Below we give the original or 'traditional' use given to this model
(Mapping Physical Landscapes)
and a variation on the invisible landscape of 'community' (instead of 'land')
(Mapping Invisible Landscapes)
Some factors that change in zone planning as distance increases
Stella July 2014 - written as a response to a "Zone00" article, here.
The infuriating 'copying instead of designing' disease I see far too much in the permaculture movement I put down to lack of imagination + model illiteracy.
Imagination has to be modelled, but model literacy can be taught quite directly - and permaculture design is ridiculously full of opportunities to do both.