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Beans

A new personal essay by gardener-writer Mandy Goddard, making connections between farming, protest, and the beautiful ‘yin yang’ bean.

Meadow Grass / Unmake the Land

“In the tracks of grazing cattle and the oak tree’s swell” – a pair of new poems about labour and the land by writer Hannah Green.

Residency Reflections

Artist Rosa Farber, who currently lives and works at Laines Organic Farm, looks back at her online residency with The Learned Pig.

Cartographies of the Imagination

Cartographies of the Imagination explores the outer limits of what a map can be, interrogating the bit of lost land that falls between the pages of an atlas, journeying to…

Alice Entwistle

In the PoemGarden

A personal essay by Professor Alice Entwistle of the University of South Wales exploring the many connections between poetry and gardening,

Lessons from Seed

A personal essay by seed researcher and baker Col Gordon on the complex relationships between plants, people and place.

Sue Spaid

Bees, Art and Biodiversity

How can artists improve biodiversity? Philosopher, author and curator Sue Spaid’s 2020 lecture explains (includes video + edited transcript).

Going to Ground

Root systems as a metaphor for friends, family and routines: new lockdown garden paintings and drawings by artist Emma Cousin.

Compassionate Climate Activism

Vermont-based environmental and social justice advocate Chris Gaynor on the compulsion to protect, educate and care for our species.