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1. Arise And Shine

Featuring 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.

Memories of Soil

BotanicaIf soil could speak, 'unprecedented' would not be in its vocabulary.

Making Meaning not Mulch

BotanicaDavid Godshall chats with tree death-walker Jeff Perry.

Listening to Land

AgricultureIdeas of legacy, transformation and love with regenerative farmer and author Charles Massy and his daughter Tanya.

The Art of Nature

Art & DesignNeha Kale meets four artists exploring new relations with nature.

How to Build the Alps

PoetryA poem by Rachael Mead

A Tree and a Boat

PoetryA poem by Tony Birch.

On Country

Culture, MemoirSome things, like gardening, come late. Others, like Country, are always there, according to Zena Cumpston.

Farming Futures: A Conversation with Bruce Pascoe

Agriculture, ConversationsA conversation with Bruce Pascoe about farming indigenous food plants.

The Beauty and the Terror

EssaysWriting and gardening, seeing and being. An essay by Georgina Reid.

The Poem that Saved a Forest

CulturePoet Jacqueline Suskin on questions of time, transformation and activism.

Welcome to the Planthroposcene: A Conversation with Natasha Myers

Conversations, CultureCultural anthropologist Natasha Myers chats with Georgina Reid about growing new worlds.

Echeveria

PoetryA poem by Shin Yu Pai.

Bowerbirds

FictionShort fiction by award-winning author Holly Ringland.

Nurturing Nature: School-Based Nature Education

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

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.