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22. Ritual

There is a certain sense of comfort found within the word ritual. It implies an idea of continuity, a story, a sense of symbolism, and a hint of control. When relating to plants and nature, ritual can mean all sorts of things from the ritual of giving flowers, Zen Buddhist garden making rituals, rites of passage connected to youth and landscape and more.

An Epicurean Harvest

PeopleWe visit Hayden and Erika of Epicurean Harvest, to talk about modern farming and romance.

Michelle Crawford’s Pavlova: An Interview With Dessert

HarvestA brown sugar pavlova recipe, and a musing on the importance of rituals in our daily life.

The Dojo Garden

GardensTake an amble through a Japanese temple garden in Kyoto with us - it's pure peace.

The Ritual & Magic of Altar Making

CultureMake some everyday magic by building yourself an altar. All you need are flowers, focus, and crystal power!

The Dirt: Tamara Dean

PeopleA cup of tea and a bushwalk with highly acclaimed artist Tamara Dean.

Sorry, I Love You: The Ritual of Giving Flowers

CultureA visit to Flowers Vasette in Melbourne, and an exploration of the ritual of giving flowers.

20 Cheeky Questions: Michelle Crawford of Hugo & Elsa

PeopleMichelle Crawford of Hugo & Elsa answers our 20 questions!

Oliver Sacks: Fern Crazy

Botanica, CultureAs well as a regarded neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks was a mad fern lover!

Make your own Smudge Stick

How-ToCleanse and scent your space with a home made Australian native smudge stick.

Zen Garden, or No Zen Garden?

Culture, GardensGorgeous images of Japanese temple gardens. And a musing.

A Congee Ritual

HarvestHetty McKinnon shares her congee recipe, inspired by the ritual meals of her childhood.

Dr John Wamsley: The Bush Gardener

PeopleSally Wilson has a five hour morning tea with a legend of Australian environmentalism.

Ritual & Nature: The Art of Tamara Dean

Art & DesignTamara Dean's breathtaking art explores the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Lotusland: California Dreamin’

GardensTake a trip to Lotusland - A Californian garden built on desire.