Fibonacci Vertical Garden nature's pattern of efficiency

For this project, we will be looking at vertical gardens and plants that use the Fibonacci pattern, allowing them to gather as much sunlight as possible for their size. Each new leaf is grown at a 137.5 degree difference, creating the pattern that can be seen below.

This plant shown above, uses the Fibonacci pattern exposing much of its surface area to sunlight.

The problem with current vertical gardens is that they are not very efficient, and many plants in the garden cannot get as much sunlight as they need.

In this vertical garden, many plants compete for the scant amount of sunlight that hits them.

Our idea for improvement is to create a vertical garden with the Fibonacci pattern, which is seen in many plants in an attempt to absorb as much sunlight as possible. The garden's structure would look like the succulent shown far above, with the main difference being that a leaf on the plant would represent a different plant entirely on the garden. These plants would be slightly spaced out, with the areas hit by the most sunlight containing the plants that require the most light. Conversely, the areas hit with the least sunlight will have the plants that need the least amount of light. There will also be openings in the garden so that people can harvest the plants and water them.

Credits:

Created with images by Martin Cooper Ipswich - "Echinacea" • MoneyforCoffee - "pi golden ratio sacred geometry" • Ruth and Dave - "Strawberry wall"

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