Issues

35. Woman

Women and plants belong together like cacti and sunshine. Since the beginning of time women have been nurturing life in all its forms; this month on The Planthunter we’re celebrating this rich connection and legacy. We’ve got an abundance of womanly wonder planned, including a chat with Sydney’s most influential plant-loving woman, Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

LADY BOSS: Sasha Titchkosky

PeopleA chat with the founder and boss lady of Australian furniture and design company Koskela.

Iba Farrah: Palestinian Permaculturalist

PeopleA chat with a woman who believes in the healing power of nature.

Plant / Life: Jen Vardy and Family

Gardens, PeopleA visit to a rambling garden designed by Edna Walling in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

Mary Oliver’s Wild and Precious Life

CultureMary Oliver is a woman of the wilderness and one of America's most celebrated poets.

Women and Henna: an Intricate Cultural Dance

CultureA fascinating story connecting the history of henna use with women, Pythagoras's dislike of fava beans, and much more.

Lady Boss: Susan Tait

PeopleWe chat with creative director and kitchen dancer Susan Tait.

Recipe: Tarator Cauliflower with Rainbow Chard and Bulgur Wheat

HarvestHetty McKinnon of Arthur Street Kitchen shares a recipe from her new cookbook, Neighbourhood.

The Manscape: The Mating Rituals of Bees

HarvestA celebration of the womanly awesomeness of bees!

Think Like a Plant, Think Like a Woman

Art & DesignClimate change, eco-feminism and the art of Janet Laurence.

Tulita the Plant Truck Interviews her Driver. What?!

CultureEach week Tulita the plant truck prowls the streets of NYC, driven by leafy lady Christan Summers.

Marianne North: Lady Painter

Art & DesignMarianne North was a trailblazing female artist who travelled the world painting plants in the 19th century.

Plants & Prayers: Ancient Healing Rituals

CultureAn exploration of the plants used to perform medicine against 'the evil eye'.

LADY BOSS: Kara Rosenlund

PeopleA chat with photographer, stylist, author, and all round good gal Kara Rosenlund.

Chasing Bees in Sardinia

HarvestAlecia Wood writes of a summer spent beekeeping in Italy.

The Dirt: Clover Moore

PeopleA chat with the most influential woman in Sydney, Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

Native Swinson: Bringing the Bush to Bondi

Art & DesignArtist, illustrator and textile designer Kate Swinson is bringing the bush to Bondi

Herbal Wisdom for Women’s Health

HarvestExplore the healing properties of herbs traditionally used to support womens health.