Issues

76. The Layers

‘Live in the layers, not in the litter’, instructed poet Stanley Kunitz. We’re taking his directions to heart as we explore what it means to inhabit the spaces in-between. The garden and the wilderness, decay and delight, a forest and a life. The layers are where the interesting things happen.

Backyard Adventuring with Filmmaker Beau Miles

PeopleBeau Miles's exploits include sleeping in ancient gum trees, walking 90km to walk and eating 191 cans of beans. Tanya Patrick finds out more about this curious backyard adventurer.

Kate Friend’s Botanical Portraits

Art & DesignBritish photographer Kate Friend's new series explores the relationship between people and their plants.

Designer Profile: Peter Shaw

Art & Design, GardensA garden ramble with designer Peter Shaw on Victoria's Surf Coast.

Tall Tree Tales: Inga Simpson’s Book of Australian Trees

CultureInga Simpson's Book of Australian Trees brings the forest to the living room and classroom, helping kids see the leafy life around us.

Caroline Rothwell’s Infinite Herbarium

Art & DesignAn interview with Sydney based visual artist Caroline Rothwell about plants, art, and painting with carbon emissions.

Growing Compost and Community

CultureHannah Churton started a street composting hub during the COVID-19 lockdown, diverting over two tonnes of food waste from landfill and growing strong community connections. A gorgeous story.

How-To: Propagate Plants Using Soft-Tip Cuttings

Botanica, How-ToGo maximal plant! Learn how take soft-tip cuttings with horticultural expert Jac Semmler.

Ecological Treasure Hunting with Artist Penny Sadubin

Art & Design, PeoplePenny Sadubin's art explores the complexity, importance and beauty of endangered ecological communities.

River Garden Diaries: Playing in the Layers

Culture, GardensA musing by Georgina Reid on gardening in the space between knowledge and intuition.