writing

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.

Compost: Turning the Heap

Taking time to reflect: artist Kathrin Böhm on sustaining an art practice while resisting the pressure of endlessly producing more projects.

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…

Fields of View

Chicago-based naturalist and botanist Andrew Hipp on the connecting threads between science, natural history and writing.

Behind the Orange Curtain

Besides getting the usual “Go West, Young Man”-type pandering that we all seem to get from American propaganda, a couple things I came across as a Midwest wanderlust adolescent that…

Making Paradise

Making Paradise at the Aga Khan Centre, London is an exhibition dedicated to historic and contemporary Islamic Garden Design.

Le Président / The Crocodile Feeder

  Le Président: Seven Days In the beginning, Le President, flattened his ancestral villagei, to create his idea of heaven. “Let there be no jungle”; & there was no jungle….

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,

Macroalgae Matters

Seaweed in a time of climate crisis: an encounter with a rotten seashore funk prompts writer Andrew Furman to discover more about sargassum.