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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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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.

Dear Coal, We Need to Talk

CultureA very considered letter to coal, marking the end of a relationship.

Ellis Rowan: Plant Hunter

CultureA radical Australian plant hunter who broke all the rules.

Rousseau in the Jungle

Art & Design, CultureHenri Rousseau painted exotic jungles, but he was really the ultimate city dweller.

Oh, van Gogh!

Art & Design, CultureVincent van Gogh painted sunflowers, olive orchards and lemons – and he's up next in our artist series.

Camille Pissarro: The Impressionist Gardener

Art & Design, CultureWe're exploring artists who depict nature this month - first up is Camille Pissarro.

The Ritual & Magic of Altar Making

CultureMake some everyday magic by building yourself an altar. All you need are flowers, focus, and crystal power!

Sorry, I Love You: The Ritual of Giving Flowers

CultureA visit to Flowers Vasette in Melbourne, and an exploration of the ritual of giving flowers.

Oliver Sacks: Fern Crazy

Botanica, CultureAs well as a regarded neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks was a mad fern lover!

Zen Garden, or No Zen Garden?

Culture, GardensGorgeous images of Japanese temple gardens. And a musing.