Culture

‘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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In Linnaeus’ Garden: What We are Made of Will Make Something Else

Art & Design, CultureArtist Penelope Aitken went to Sweden to imbibe Carl Linnaeus.

Nature as Metaphor

CultureAn exploration of nature's gentle spiritual teachings on the human capacity for renewal by Freya Latona.

The Art of Frugal Hedonism

CultureBecome a frugal hedonist and be free!

Thrift is my Middle Name

CultureGeorgina Reid's life of thrift.

The Nature of Revolution

CultureClimate change, humans and a big fat green revolution. It's time.

New Shoots: Plants, Poetry and Place

CultureA garden of poems is sprouting in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens this spring

A Fertile Yarra: Celebrating a Revolutionary Gardener

CultureIn Melbourne’s inner north in early 2017, a whole community was mourning an exceptional gardener and activist.

Talking Shop: The Plant Room

Art & Design, Culture, GoodsWe chat to the owner of the best little plant shop in Manly, Emma McPherson.

On Creativity, Isolation and Nature

CultureAn exploration of the relationship between solitude, nature and creativity by writer Freya Latona.

Wild Cherries and Moonshine in the Albanian Alps

CultureAlecia Wood samples the culinary and alcoholic delights on offer in the Albanian hills.

SEED: The Untold Story

CultureA new documentary following the defenders of global seed diversity. Watch it!

The Hunt for Purple November: Grafton’s Jacaranda Festival

CultureA nostalgic and personal celebration of Australia's longest running floral festival.

Naming the Rose

Botanica, Culture“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked. Quite a lot actually, according to Lucy Munro's mother.

Fear, Hope and Ending Ecocide

CultureAn international law of ecocide has the power to change the world.

Anxiety and the Garden

CultureA gardening tool kit to help prune anxiety.

Landscape Maintenance and the Fear of Death

Culture, GardensWe keep our gardens neat because we fear death, according to David Godshall.

Banking Soil: A Thought Experiment

Botanica, CultureWhat's the real value of the dark, 'dirty' world beneath our feet?