On all scales

Engaging with a territory means being able to look at it on different scales.

Magnitude and “vastness” do not necessarily mean diversity, and vice versa.
One could be looking at a desert stretching its sand over thousands of square kilometres.

One could be looking at a garden in Touraine.

A tiny garden will potentially reflect the surrounding environment. A vast area, an entire region is shaped by a set of factors such as climate, geology, hydrography, its prevailing winds, and so on. These same factors have shaped its populations and habitat, and moulded temperaments… It is said that human bipedalism was a result of the early savannah, because in order to survive and defend himself, man needed to see over the tall grass. Our lives are inseparable from plants and indeed we are highly indebted to them for who we are today.