Issues

61. Word

Words create worlds. Words give form to landscapes, histories, ideas. Words are the invisible framework of life. This month we’re celebrating the power and potential of words and language in relation to people, plants and landscape. We’re gathering together to share stories, to ponder, to connect. Join us.

New Shoots: Kirli Saunders

PeopleMeet poet, children's author and motorcycle enthusiast, Kirli Saunders.

Mind your Words. Because they Matter

CultureA musing on language, landscape, nature and words.

New Shoots: Carissa Lee

PeopleIf poet Carissa Lee were a plant she'd be a kangaroo paw.

Bob Griffin: “Go Forth my Young Writing Warrior”

PeopleBob Griffin was a gardener and nurseryman whose words and way of being helped shape The Planthunter.

Gumnut, Baby

CultureAn ode to the great Australian gumnut.

New Shoots: Nandi Chinna, Poet and Wanderer

PeopleWriting words and wild wanderings with Nandi Chinna.

Madness and Wonder: An Excerpt from The Gardener’s Year

Botanica, CultureAn excerpt from Karel ńĆapek's glorious book, The Gardener's Year

Writing and Wombating: a Chat with Jackie French

PeopleFreya Latona catches up with the beloved Australian author, ecologist and gardener.

Nature as Muse: Landscapes that Inspired Literature

CultureLandscape and literature - a match made in heaven!

Weeds Might Save the World

CultureWeeds are valuable resources in the age of the Anthropocene.

Bill Henson’s Post-Industrial Walled Garden

GardensVisit this acclaimed Australian artist's incredible courtyard garden in Melbourne.