Issues

68. Power Play

Power is both a problem and a solution. It’s a disaster when used by few for the wrong reasons, it’s beautiful when harnessed by many for the right ones. This month we’re tapping into the power of plants, of connection, of love. “The most common way people give up their power is by believing they don’t have any”, said novelist Alice Walker. We’re empowered, because we believe.

Plants are not Objects: A Spiky Photo Essay

GardensA visit to the Huntington Desert Garden and a lesson in non-objectification of plants.

Life is Complicated and Mysterious and Dogmatism is Boring

GardensOn making unconstrained, ecologically rich, meaningful and beautiful gardens

Healing Women, Healing the Earth: An interview with Jane Hardwicke Collings

CultureFreya Latona chats with women's mysteries teacher and founder of the school of sharmanic womencraft, Jane Hardwicke-Collings.

Plant / Life: Will Studd’s Edible Wonderland

GardensInternational cheese man Will Studd is a VERY passionate vegetable gardener.

Case Studies: Questions of Home, Plants and Power

Art & DesignAn art project by Felicity Jones and Mark Smith exploring the cultural and environmental impacts of the Wardian case.

Super Bloom: New Floral Frontiers in Public Planting Design

GardensWhat does it take to make engaging, dynamic and loved public spaces?

Touching the Earth: A Survey of Female Land Artists

Art & DesignLucy Munro shines a light on a bunch of acomplished and important land artists.

Obscure Edibles: Growing a Radical and Delicious New World

HarvestTwo queens of the vegetable patch share their favourite obscure edible plants. Get growing!