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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Amanita muscaria: A Cautionary Tale

Botanica, CultureA cautionary tale about reindeer urine, an Angelina Jolie-like fungi, and a bad trip.

Marfa, Texas. A Travel Guide

CultureOtis & Otto's Kirsty Davey takes us on a tour of Marfa, Texas!

Life Lessons from a Frankincense Tree

Botanica, CultureThe exquisite scent of the desert is borne of hardship

The Great American Desert

CultureWe tour some of America's great deserts with photographer, Claude Harvey.

Almería: How We Made the Desert

CultureA thought-provoking visit to El Arbardinal Botanic Gardens in the Spanish desert.

Plants on Pink: An Instagram Community

CultureThe humble hashtag can build a whole community!

Tree Wars: There’s a Battle On in the Suburbs

CultureA privet can start a war. Tomatoes can lead to murder.

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!