Issues

7. Power

Well, this could be a big one. Power is one of those tricky words. It can mean wonderful things, it can mean hell. Egomaniacal individuals usually mess it up when they get a taste for it. But lots of people, empowered, can be a beautiful thing.

The Dirt: Nick Ritar

Gardens, Harvest, PeopleAn interview with Milkwood Permaculture co-founder Nick Ritar about murdering plants, food ethics and connection.

Artist Sonia Rentsch: Weapons & Nature

Art & DesignWhen I think of still life art what springs to mind are 19th century paintings by Paul…

Are Our Minds Broken?

CultureA meandering essay on the human/nature relationship.

Do-It-Yourself Flower Power

How-ToLast week we published a story on the origins of the term ‘flower power’ by Lucy Kaldor.

Power: A Poetry Playlist

CultureSome biologists will tell you that the beautiful ecosystems plants create are really war zones, but this…

Plant/Life: Ian McMaugh

Gardens, PeopleVisit a wild inner city garden with us!

A Conversation With a Botanophobe

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

Power to the Flower

CultureIf flowers symbolise love, what does it mean to poke a carnation down the loaded barrel of a soldier’s gun?

Guess I’ll Go Eat Worms: A Guide to Worm Farming

PeopleMan’s best friend is not the four legged canine, as popular culture would have you believe. In…

Floral Amulets

Art & DesignAmulets are one of the most ancient forms of magic, having long been used in spiritual traditions…

Conversations With Plants

PeopleWhen I was about seven years old my best friend and I did an experiment where we…

Recipe: Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

HarvestA few years back, the marketing term ‘superfood’ surfaced, starting a craze of slamming down blueberries, while…

The Battle for Supremacy: Plants vs. People

CultureA brilliant essay by artist and thinker Karina Jean Sharpe on the power struggle between people and plants.