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#70: Light Years

From The EditorTime and transformation, darkness and illumination, mystery and magic. This month we’re shining bright. We’re exploring…

Into the Darkness: Light Pollution and the Dark Sky Movement

CultureWhat do we lose when the lights stay on? Emma Simms on light pollution, the Dark Sky Movement and more.

Microbial Love: An Earthy Chat With the Land Gardeners

Botanica, HarvestA guide to deep soil appreciation with two of the most fanatical composters we've ever met.

What Tree Will You Be When You Die?

CultureCreating new life from death with memorial forests.

On the Other Side of Loss Lies Love

CultureA personal exploration of the relationship between ecological grief and transformation by Georgina Reid

Garden Visit: Ben Shaw’s Permaculture Oasis

GardensVisit a lush and delicious permaculture garden with us!

Colleen Southwell’s Art Grows From the Garden

Art & Design"I am unashamedly hoping to create work that is beautiful, contemplative and uplifting. I want it to speak, but with an optimistic, inquisitive and gentle voice."

Ghostly Gardens and Earthly Memories

GardensA tale of ghost gardens and stories from the soil.

Dancing with Diversity: Climate-Proofing Nardoo Hills Reserve

BotanicaAn innovative and ambitious approach to restoration ecology at Nardoo Hills Bush Heritage reserve

#69: DYING TO LIVE

From The EditorThe fecund aliveness of the compost heap. The graceful release of red leaves in autumn. The awe of being alive and the mystery of death. We’re going there. Ghost gardens and plant genetics. Grief and medicine. Natural burial and backyard farms. Take our hand and wander into the darkness/light with us.

Plants are not Objects: A Spiky Photo Essay

GardensA visit to the Huntington Desert Garden and a lesson in non-objectification of plants.

Life is Complicated and Mysterious and Dogmatism is Boring

GardensOn making unconstrained, ecologically rich, meaningful and beautiful gardens

Healing Women, Healing the Earth: An interview with Jane Hardwicke Collings

CultureFreya Latona chats with women's mysteries teacher and founder of the school of sharmanic womencraft, Jane Hardwicke-Collings.

Plant / Life: Will Studd’s Edible Wonderland

GardensInternational cheese man Will Studd is a VERY passionate vegetable gardener.

Case Studies: Questions of Home, Plants and Power

Art & DesignAn art project by Felicity Jones and Mark Smith exploring the cultural and environmental impacts of the Wardian case.

Super Bloom: New Floral Frontiers in Public Planting Design

GardensWhat does it take to make engaging, dynamic and loved public spaces?

#68: Power Play

From The EditorPower is both a problem and a solution. It’s a disaster when used by few for the wrong reasons, it’s beautiful when harnessed by many for the right ones. This month we’re harnessing the power of plants, of thought, of connection, of love. “The most common way people give up their power is by believing they don’t have any”, said novelist Alice Walker. We’re empowered, because we believe.