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River Red

Essays, Memoir26.04.2022 Words by Jason Cotter Issue 2EssaysMemoir Gallery…

She-Oaked Shores

PoetryA poem by Dakota Feirer

Nurturing Nature: School-Based Nature Education

Culture, EssaysGrowing connections beyond the classroom with school-based nature education programs.

River Garden Diaries: An Aesthetic of Care

Culture, GardensGeorgina Reid explores explore an aesthetic of care that moves beyond the human as source and beneficiary of action. A de-centring of human desire in the garden.

Gardening as Freedom: A Conversation with Dan Pearson

Conversations, GardensA conversation with landscape designer and writer Dan Pearson.

Crime Pays but Botany Doesn’t

Botanica, Culture, PeopleFelix de Rosen roams the streets with Youtube botanist Joey Santore

Introduction: Wonderground Issue One

CultureAn introduction to the inaugural issue of Wonderground journal, by editor Georgina Reid.

Introduction: Wonderground Issue Two

UncategorizedAn introduction to Wonderground Issue Two, by editor Georgina Reid.

A Message From the Flood Zone

CultureThe NSW floods are a call to take action on climate change, writes Anna Rose.

The Garden as Ecological Island

GardensCan a suburban garden become an ecological island? NZ artist Michael Shepherd finds out.

#02: Lost

From The EditorIssue Two explores notions of loss and discovery. Finding the future in the garden, losing plants and their stories, uncovering new ways of seeing the world, and becoming intimate with disappearance. The publication features essays, memoir, poetry and fiction from an eclectic collection of writers, thinkers, gardeners and artists. Wonderground Issue Two is hopeful, heartfelt, provocative and delightful – a salve for our times. Featured contributors include: Agnes Denes, Marika Duczynski, Elizabeth Farrelly, Nicole Foreshew, David Godshall, Bill Henson, Cecil Howell, Clare James, Neha Kale, Amy Leach, Lille Madden, Michael McCoy, Asad Raza, Georgina Reid, Camille Rouliére, Inga Simpson, Sue Stuart-Smith, Tim Rushby-Smith, David Whitworth, David Whyte.

#01: Arise and Shine

From The EditorFeaturing a range of voices, views and ideas, the inaugural issue of Wonderground focuses on questions of transformation. Change is both constant and challenging, scary and stimulating and it feels fitting to start a new print journal, and a new year, exploring this topic. Featured contributors include: Natasha Myers, Dan Pearson, Holly Ringland, Jacklyn Suskin, Freya Latona, David Godshall, Bruce Pascoe, Thomas Doxiadis, Felix de Rosen, Rachael Mead, Zena Cumpston, Thomas Woltz, Daniel Shipp, Charles Massy, Tanya Massy.

A Remnant of Rainforest

CultureWriter Freya Latona finds respite in a patch of remnant rainforest.

Deity, Demon or Somewhere In-between: Eucalyptus Trees in California

Botanica, CultureJeff Perry explores the complex story of gum trees in California.

Saving Grace: Bill Henson Moves his Childhood Garden

Culture, GardensBill Henson moves his late mother's garden, before the bulldozers arrive.

Shared Pleasures: The Joys of Other Peoples’ Gardens

GardensPlant-a-holic Jac Semmler is in love with visiting other peoples' gardens.

The Dwindling Glades of Gondwana

Botanica, CultureEssayist Peter Grant on the plight of Tasmania's endemic, and imperilled, Pencil Pine.