The Dirt on Plants

The Dirt on Plants a blog site written by two passionate and dedicated plant lovers, focuses on the use of plants for design, food and medicine, and products in addition to the positive impacts and benefits that plants provide. Throughout the blog, there is a deep focus on the concept of biophilic design, an innovative concept that integrates nature with man-made elements with the goal of providing benefits to human health, productivity, and physical, psychological, and emotional well-being.

Indirect Versus Direct Biophilic Design

Biophilic design includes both direct and indirect attributes. While direct biophilic design includes a physical or living aspect of nature, indirect biophilic design offers an aesthetic feeling through an inorganic portrayal of nature.
Living in a home right in front of a lake house allows a direct interaction with the lake water and natural environment. In contrast, someone living in a city setting may have photographs or paintings of bodies of water hung around his or her apartment in an effort to experience a sense of indirect