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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(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.

Musings of a Hedgehunter

CultureThere's more to the act of hedging than meets the eye....

Indian Tree Veneration: The Art of Valuing Trees

Botanica, CultureIs there a role for art and spirituality in challenging us to change the way we look at nature in the west? This article by David Whitworth explores this idea. It's a great read!

Marigolds & the Mexican Day of the Dead

Botanica, CultureA beautiful story by Sally Wilson about memory, marigolds, and the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Book Review: The Tree, By John Fowles

CultureA review of The Tree by John Fowles, the classic meditation on creativity and nature.

Love Letters to the Eucalypt

CultureAn essay on the Eucalyptus tree as a symbol of Australian nationalistic passion. A great story by Lucy Kaldor.

Komorebi: Dripping Sunlight

Culture, GardensThe word komorebi translates as 'dripping sunlight' in Japanese. An essay on this very romantic word by David Whitworth.

$100 Million Dollars Worth of Plants

Botanica, CultureThe National Herbarium of NSW at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney is a veritable (and valuable) botanical treasure trove!

Art, Death & Secret Gardens

Art & Design, CultureA wonderful story by Josephine Pennicott exploring the relationship between creativity, loss, and the act of gardening in the lives of two women - Contemporary muse/artist Wendy Whiteley and novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett. A really beautiful read!

Adventures With Sour Sobs & Lichen

CultureI grew up in the 70’s with a slightly hippy and very crafty Mum who spun wool,…