Metaphors from agriculture are widely used to describe educational processes. For example the "fertile soil" for a stimulating setting, "nurturing" for the teachers' efforts or "growing" for the development of the learner. In particular in the Learning Agency Network, we benefit from agricultural terminology e.g. in the LANETO Participatory Permaculture Model and are thus happy to reflect on the rhizomes as a metaphor for learning connections.
Via Andreas Link, Robert Farrow, Anne-Marie Grandtner