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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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On Seeing (Or Why The Planthunter Exists)

CultureNature. It's simple and complex and fragile. And it's why The Planthunter exists.

Foliage Fantasies

CultureOur readers share their ultimate outdoor love making fantasies!

First Date? Get Outside. Go!

CultureOur list of over 30 great outdoor places to take a first date.

Practical Tips For Outdoor Sexy Times

CultureGetting it on outdoors doesn't always end triumphantly. Here are our tips for a winning romp!

Love Lessons From a Callistemon

CultureWriter Katrien Pickles on the evolution of her relationship from a seedling to a forest.

Desire Survey: Getting it on, Outside!

CultureWhat was your most memorable outdoor lovin' experience? Our readers tell all.

Sir Joseph Banks: Botanical Rock Star or Bastard?

Botanica, CultureWas Sir Joseph Banks a botanical rock star or a 'cantankerous old bastard'? You decide.

The Valley of the Cirios

CultureA journey through a valley of very strange plants in Mexico.

A History of Botanical Illustration

Botanica, CultureThe Amazon, a moonflower, and a .32 revolver. Botanical illustrators are so rock n roll.

(Botanical) Tattoos: Art or Craft?

Art & Design, CultureA musing on the question of tattoos as art. And a whole bunch of botanical tattoos. Just because.

Landfill to Garden Fuel

CultureCommunity driven commercial green waste composting, driven by a small Sydney bakery - Iggy's Bread of The World.

Cemeteries: Death & the Landscape

CultureAre cemeteries the most human of all landscapes? A musing on death, landscape and culture.

Samorn Saxinay Dyes with Compost!

Art & Design, CultureSamorn Saxinay is a weaver and designer who stumbled across the the idea of dyeing with food scraps, thanks to a hug from her grubby daughter.

The Decay of the Domestic and the Rise of the Pickle

CultureThe politics of preserving. A wonderful read. And a recipe!

True Indigo Dyeing: The Fermented Vat

Art & Design, CultureAboubakar Fofana is a master natural indigo dyer dedicated to sharing his passion for ancestral growing, weaving and dyeing skills throughout the world.

The Eucalpyt: Medicine & Magic

CultureThe medicinal/magical powers of the Australian Eucalptus tree, as discovered by Ferdinand von Mueller and explored by natural dyer India Flint.

Gardens in the Sky

Culture, GardensWe need more green roofs in our cities. Here's why.

Tokyo’s Potted Gardens: Sidewalks for the Soul

CultureTokyo's potted street-side gardens are signposts to a city that believes confusion and connection go hand in hand.