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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Food, Culture and Community

CulturePatrick Honan takes a look at immigration, community gardens and changes in food culture.

When Families Become Trees

Botanica, CultureWhat if we thought about community in terms of trees?

John Cage: The Mushroom Man

CultureJohn Cage was a composer, author and avid mushroom hunter.

Mapplethorpe’s Flora

Art & Design, CultureWe take a look inside the epic book, Mapplethorpe Flora.

My Boyfriend, Basil

CultureLisa Marie Corso shares a personal tale of summer loving all gone wrong....

The Half-life of Plants

Botanica, CultureIn 'The Chernobyl Herbarium' an artist and author reflect on nuclear disaster, 30 years after the event.

Read & Grow: How Books Inspire Lifelong Plant Love

CultureHow children's books can influence a 'life with plants'.

Indigenous Agriculture: Australia’s hidden past

CultureBelinda Evans looks at Bruce Pascoe's latest book, 'Dark Emu', about pre-colonial farming practices in Australia.

A Feast of Creepers

Culture, PeopleSophie McComas has a thing for creepers. Naturally, we're intrigued!

Honeybees: Five Cosmic Facts

CultureFive cosmic facts about the honeybee - from the sun dance to spiral galaxy-shaped honeycomb!

The Great Cosmic Lotus Dream

CultureThe Universe is one "great cosmic lotus dream" and we're living right inside it.

Book Review: The Baron in the Trees

CultureThis month's book review is 'The Baron in the Trees' by Italo Calvino.

Break it Good! Four Pattern Breaking Plants

CultureNeed to break a pattern or two? We've got the plants for you!

Renting and Gardening: Should You Commit?

CultureShould you make a garden in a rental property? Of course you should. Here's why.

NYC’s Park in the Sky

Art & Design, CultureHow NYC's derelict freight line became a wilderness in the sky.

Finding Nature in the City

CultureA meditation on finding space in an urban environment from The Fortynine Studio's Sarah Spackman.