Issues

36. Water

Water sustains all life on earth. It’s a symbol of fertility, purification and femininity, and we humans are incredibly drawn to it on levels both practical and metaphysical. This month we’re paddling slowly down a winding tree-lined creek – exploring the ways we interact with this most valuable of substances. Grab an oar and join us.

Jellyfish Barges: The Future of Urban Farming?

BotanicaFloating urban farms could just be the future!

Kooks: The Social Winery

HarvestA chat with Alec Law, one of the kooks behind Kooks Social Winery.

Phillip Johnson’s Living Landscapes

GardensLandscape designer Phillip Johnson creates beautiful, biodiverse gardens.

The Manscape: A Watery Love Letter

BotanicaRead this if you want to know how to water your plants properly.

Make an Indoor Water Garden!

How-ToMove over terrariums, we're into jarrariums.

Plant / Life: Erica Wagner and Craig Smith

Gardens, PeopleA gorgeous (and very water-wise!) Melbourne garden

Put your Bee Goggles on!

HarvestBeekeeper Doug Purdie has written a new book - The Bee Friendly Garden. It's a winner.

Meditative Photography in the Garden

CulturePhotographer Christopher Phillips is leading Photography and meditation workshops in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

Fabric Dyeing with Algae: A Watery New Frontier

CultureDyeing fabric with algae? Yep, it's happening.

20 Cheeky Questions: Paul Hyland

PeopleA chat about life, plants, and water with nurseryman Paul Hyland

Water: Liquid Gold

CultureWho cares about fancy cars, diamonds or big houses if there's no water?

Cécile Daladier: Ceramic Artist

Art & DesignA chat with French ceramicist and flower lover Cécile Daladier.

Plant / Life: Jen Vardy and Family

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