Issues

14. Connection

Connection. The Planthunter exists because of this word. Our raison d’etre is to celebrate the many and varied connections between people and plants. We do this with passion, authenticity, joy, and a dash of weirdness.

Grower Profile: Georgia Savage

HarvestSurely starting a garden at a property slated for demolition within the next year would be a waste of time, right? Wrong.

Grower Profile: Serena Ashmore

HarvestSerena Ashmore’s story is really powerful. It not only addresses the power of gardens to heal human hearts, but also highlights the potential of the digital world in connecting, supporting, and encouraging young gardeners, as Serena has discovered.

Grower Profile: Chantal Tenace

HarvestAn interview with a horticultural mover and shaker who instigated the construction of a community garden at her apartment block.

Grower Profile: Ben McMenamin + Greening RMIT

HarvestAn interview with Ben McMenamin, a foodie and gardener who is passionate about encouraging people to grow their own veggies. An inspiring tale!

Recipe: Rose & Garlic Chicken

HarvestRose & Garlic Chicken?! Yes, please! This recipe by Gal Dente is the last in their series of companion plant based food treats. It's a winner. Yum.

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!

Recipe: Sweet Cabbage and Camomile Cake

HarvestGal Dente continue their exploration of companion plants that work both in the garden AND the kitchen with this rather curious recipe combining cabbage and camomile!

The Dirt: Borja Valls

Harvest, PeopleAn interview with Borja Valls, owner of Common 2 Us organic farm, about farming, revolution, and a big chunk of chemical free controversy.

Alchemy & Lego: Connecting to the Unknown

Art & DesignPhillippa Carnemolla explores the interconnectedness between plant, animal and celestial worlds.

Growing a Dye Garden

GardensTucked away in the Dandenong Ranges just outside of Melbourne, Myf Walker’s garden is filled with botanical treasures that any serious natural dyer would love to get their hands on.

‘As if Dropped From Another Planet’

Art & DesignArtist Veronica O'Leary has been painting, drawing, observing and thinking about Banksias for many years. This is her story.

Marigolds & the Mexican Day of the Dead

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

Recipe: Strawberry & Baby Spinach Salad

HarvestAnother recipe by Gal-Dente exploring the connections between plants in the garden and how they translate in the kitchen. Such a brilliant concept! This one sounds delicious...

Plants x Science: Christine Allen, Botanical Warrior

PeopleAn interview with plant scientist Christine Allen, whose passion is protecting Western Australia's endangered flora.

Book Review: The Tree, By John Fowles

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

Recipe: Roast Fennel & Dill Dip

HarvestThe first in a series of four recipes based on plant connections by food styling duo Gal Dente.

Art Inspired By Plants

Art & DesignProfiles of five international artists inspired by plants to create great art.