Issues

32. Community

No life exists in isolation, we’re all part of a vast and complicated web. The gum tree, for example, exists not just because of a desire to live, but as a result of a complex and often invisible network of fungal, microbial and animal support systems. Like all living things – moss, caterpillars, and people – the gum tree is part of a community. It wouldn’t exist if it weren’t. Neither would we.

The Dirt: Jess Miller

PeopleJess Miller is a mover, shaker and change maker.

Garden Visit: Breenhold, Mount Wilson

GardensA vast garden estate with a lasting legacy of beauty and generosity.

Garden Visit: Withycombe, Mount Wilson

GardensA historic Blue Mountains garden with a new lease on life.

Growing Friends and Plants

PeopleWe chat with Michael Hare, leader of the Growing Friends at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens.

Nature Play at Royal Park: Australia’s best playground

GardensThe City of Melbourne's Nature Play Park is Australia's most distinguished playground.

Garden Visit: Tallawong, Mount Irvine

GardensA visit to a rambling Blue Mountains garden with a sculptural twist.

Plants on Pink: An Instagram Community

CultureThe humble hashtag can build a whole community!

Tree Wars: There’s a Battle On in the Suburbs

CultureA privet can start a war. Tomatoes can lead to murder.

Designer Profile: Sacha Coles

Art & DesignA chat with Sacha Coles, landscape architect and director of ASPECT Studios.

Plant / Life: Judy Sederof

Gardens, PeopleWe visit an over-achieving, 60 square metre East Brunswick garden!

Food + Friends: A Story and Recipe

HarvestHetty McKinnon on community building around the dinner table. And a recipe!

Meet the Seed Mob

PeopleWe meet Paul Gorrie from Seed, Australia's first Indigenous youth climate network.

New Shoots: Eileen Chong

PeopleA chat with Sydney based 'poet of small things', Eileen Chong

Food, Culture and Community

CulturePatrick Honan takes a look at immigration, community gardens and changes in food culture.

Produce to the People

HarvestWe talk with Produce to the People's inspiring founder, Penelope Dodd.

Mount Wilson: A Garden Community

GardensWe visit the basaltic beauty of Mount Wilson, a garden village in the Blue Mountains of NSW

When Families Become Trees

Botanica, CultureWhat if we thought about community in terms of trees?