73. PATTERN MAKING

We are patterns. We exist within them, we make them, we break them. As old patterns disintegrate, new ones grow. And right now, amid grand disorder and change, we have an opportunity to dream and create new patterns of being. Patterns that might help shape our future as a species. Where do such things grow, you ask? From the earth, of course.

Issue 73.
PATTERN MAKING

Grasping at Order: In the Garden, in the Mind

GardensA musing on the complexity of gardening in a pandemic.

A collection of Odes: To Dirty Hands, Chairs and Un-Cool Plants

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Victor Steffensen’s Fire Country

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Introducing the Planthunter Ode Project

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Saving Seeds With Jac Semmler, Seed Queen

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The Earth is in Her Hands

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Jac Semmler’s Mad Perennial Garden

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Interrogation and Regeneration with Artist Cara Johnson

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The Man Who Writes Lists: A Fire Story

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Designing Abundance with Claudia West

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