Nancy White uses organic terminolgy to describe facilitation. Terms such as gardener, conductor, fertile ground etc are used. See www.fullcirc.com/community/communityfacilitation.htm

I like the term ‘cultivator’. There is a preparation phase, planting phase, and then a letting things grow phase… This means letting go… yet some responsibility to nurture things along where necessary, depending on circumstances. The role depends on what outcomes are being desired and who controls those…This is a question that hounds me. My own style would be one of cultivating through stimulating a response of some kind.

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