Issues

42. Fear

Fear is both a parasite and a built-in human alarm bell. On the one hand it can save us from immediate danger, but on the other it paralyses. Decisions made in fear rarely produce spectacular results, if you ask me. This month we’re talking about fearless women, scary plants, ecocide, gardening and anxiety, and more. We’re facing our fears, fearlessly.

20 Cheeky Questions: Laurie Green

PeopleLaurie is the founder of Crop Swap Sydney - a community of gardeners focused on sharing the spoils of their soil.

The Dirt: Clive Blazey

Gardens, PeopleThe Diggers Club founder is an icon of Australian horticulture.

Fear, Hope and Ending Ecocide

CultureAn international law of ecocide has the power to change the world.

Talking Shop: High Swan Dive

PeopleWe dive into the leafy interior landscape of High Swan Dive, the best little plant shop in Newcastle.

Anxiety and the Garden

CultureA gardening tool kit to help prune anxiety.

Landscape Maintenance and the Fear of Death

Culture, GardensWe keep our gardens neat because we fear death, according to David Godshall.

Plant / Life: Jeremy Francis

Gardens, PeopleA passionate plantsman and his once-in-a-lifetime garden.

Joshua Werber Sticks Flowers to his Head

Art & DesignThis NY based floral designer makes next level headpieces!

Terrifying Plants: Be Scared, Very Scared

BotanicaBe scared of this bunch of bad guys, killers, parasites and two-faced-never-to-be-trusted plants...

The Gypsy Farmer

PeopleKaycee Simoung is a fearless organic farmer.

A Conversation With a Botanophobe

PeopleA rare glimpse into the strange and often incomprehensible world of a botanophobe.