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‘The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.’ – Stanley Kunitz

Here, we explore the nuances of the relationship between humans and the natural world. We share provocative ideas and thoughtful opinions, and ask plenty of questions about what it means to be here, now.

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Deity, Demon or Somewhere In-between: Eucalyptus Trees in California

Botanica, CultureJeff Perry explores the complex story of gum trees in California.

Saving Grace: Bill Henson Moves his Childhood Garden

Culture, GardensBill Henson moves his late mother's garden, before the bulldozers arrive.

The Dwindling Glades of Gondwana

Botanica, CultureEssayist Peter Grant on the plight of Tasmania's endemic, and imperilled, Pencil Pine.

Growing the Future: A Conversation with Lille Madden

CultureLille Madden is a climate activist, bird nerd and the First Nations Director at Groundswell Giving.

Introducing Wonderground Issue Two: LOST

CultureFind out more about Wonderground Issue Two.

River Diaries: Getting Lost in the Issue

CultureA behind-the-scenes peek into the process of making Wonderground Issue Two.

Dirt is Good: Notes on Gardening in Australia

Culture, GardensAuthor Belinda Probert on growing a connection to her adopted country via gardening.

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.

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.

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.

River Garden Diaries: Playing in the Layers

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

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.

Running with the Plants: Women Leading New Conversations about Nature

CultureMeet five women who are shifting conversations about plants and people.

Wonderground Journal: Infrequently Asked Questions

CulturePre-Order your copy of Wonderground Journal now!

The Well Gardened Mind

CultureA review of the Well Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith.

The New World, Tomatoes and Mortgage Lifters

Botanica, CultureOn tomatoes, discovery and creativity in trying times.

Attention is the Beginning of Devotion

CultureA musing on what it means to pay attention to nature.