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Issue #77: Terra Firma

From The EditorIn the end, it all comes down to the earth beneath our feet. Soil, dust, humus,…

Backyard Adventuring with Filmmaker Beau Miles

PeopleBeau Miles's exploits include sleeping in ancient gum trees, walking 90km to walk and eating 191 cans of beans. Tanya Patrick finds out more about this curious backyard adventurer.

You’ll Never Plough a Field by Turning it Over in Your Mind

CultureWhat we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. An excerpt from Matthew Evan's new book, Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy.

Kate Friend’s Botanical Portraits

Art & DesignBritish photographer Kate Friend's new series explores the relationship between people and their plants.

Designer Profile: Peter Shaw

Art & Design, GardensA garden ramble with designer Peter Shaw on Victoria's Surf Coast.

Tall Tree Tales: Inga Simpson’s Book of Australian Trees

CultureInga Simpson's Book of Australian Trees brings the forest to the living room and classroom, helping kids see the leafy life around us.

Caroline Rothwell’s Infinite Herbarium

Art & DesignAn interview with Sydney based visual artist Caroline Rothwell about plants, art, and painting with carbon emissions.

Growing Compost and Community

CultureHannah Churton started a street composting hub during the COVID-19 lockdown, diverting over two tonnes of food waste from landfill and growing strong community connections. A gorgeous story.

How-To: Propagate Plants Using Soft-Tip Cuttings

Botanica, How-ToGo maximal plant! Learn how take soft-tip cuttings with horticultural expert Jac Semmler.

Ecological Treasure Hunting with Artist Penny Sadubin

Art & Design, PeoplePenny Sadubin's art explores the complexity, importance and beauty of endangered ecological communities.

#76: THE LAYERS

From The Editor‘Live in the layers, not in the litter’, instructed poet Stanley Kunitz. We’re taking his directions…

River Garden Diaries: Playing in the Layers

Culture, GardensA musing by Georgina Reid on gardening in the space between knowledge and intuition.

The Garden as Breath: A Sydney Garden Designed by Spirit Level

GardensA visit to an austere Sydney garden in a spectacular bushland setting.

The Wonder of Seeds (and How to Successfully Germinate Them)

Botanica, How-ToOur horticultural expert, Jac Semmler, offers the ultimate seed-sowing guide.

Book Review: Spirit of the Garden

GardensA new book by Trisha Dixon explores the elusive essence of gardens and landscapes.

River Garden Diaries: The Mind is a Garden

CultureGeorgina Reid explores the relationship between gardening the earth and the mind.

Growing Knowledge: The Value of University Food Gardens

CultureWhy universities need to embrace practical, as well as theoretical, knowledge.

Designing Abundance with Claudia West

Art & Design, PeopleA conversation with trailblazing landscape architect and ecological design advocate, Claudia West