Against Soil-Less Life
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by Georgina Reid
4M ago
24.10.2023 Words by d-o-t-s Agriculture Art & Design Culture Gallery Architecturally speaking, the term ‘greenhouse’ refers to buildings designed to optimally protect, cultivate and multiply plants under conditions that artificially reproduce their environments of origin. Employed successfully throughout the centuries, these transparent microcosms have allowed some nations to improve their scientific knowledge, provide botanical education to the masses and develop horticultural innovations. Parallel to the benefits they brought with them, however, greenhouses have also had – and keep ha ..read more
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The Poem that Saved a Forest
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by Georgina Reid
10M ago
29.04.2023 Words by Georgina Reid Issue 1 Culture Gallery Jacqueline Suskin is a poet. Neal Ewald is an industrialist. Jacqueline loves trees. Neal is in the business of cutting them down. The pair are great friends. In 2014, their unlikely bond resulted in the preservation of 1000 acres of redwood forest for community use in Humboldt County, California. Here’s how it happened: For many years, Jacqueline ran a performance-writing project called Poem Store. Each week she’d set up her antique typewriter and a sign reading Poem Store. Your Subject, Your Price at a market in Arcata, California ..read more
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Teresa Moller: Poet of Place
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by Georgina Reid
1y ago
23.02.2023 Words by Georgina Reid Art & Design Conversations Gallery Chilean landscape architect Teresa Moller is a poet of place. Over the past thirty-five years, word of her work has trickled across the world. Quiet, spare, mysterious. Her work stands alone in a place that is and isn’t design. It is somehow more. ‘I work with nature as my partner,’ she tells me. The partnership has taken her from the Atacama Desert, where she and her studio worked with existing plants and agricultural structures to create a landscape at the Hotel Tierra Atacama that speaks only of place; to the Venice ..read more
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Tree Talk
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by Georgina Reid
1y ago
08.02.2023 Words by Jeff Perry Illustration by Abbey Rich Issue 4 Culture Gallery I talk with trees. More aptly, I listen ninety-nine per cent of the time and occasionally ask a question or pepper in a prompt of my own. I am as ordinary as can be: white American male, dad, Little League coach. I initially thought of tree talking as an extraordinary experience (for a Western modern), but maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s an essential part of what it is to be human. I work at a lumber mill and yard. It’s atypical, at least by modern standards: we mill downed trees from parks, roadsides and backyards ..read more
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Saving The Great Forest
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by Georgina Reid
1y ago
24.11.2022 Words by Georgina Reid Conversations Ecology Gallery David Lindenmayer is a forest of a man. A world-leading expert in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management, he’s published forty-eight books and more than 800 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He’s a professor of ecology and conservation biology at the Australian National University’s Fenner School of Environment and Society, an Officer of the Order of Australia, and a fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and the Ecological Society of America. Public accolades and global renown mean little in the for ..read more
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Up the Back
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by Georgina Reid
1y ago
23.11.2022 Words by Inga Simpson Images by Inga Simpson Issue 4 Culture Memoir Gallery I grew up on a farm in central west New South Wales. We had a place we called ‘up the back’ – a wilder part of the property that was hilly, rocky and treed. My imagination was formed there, among the black, furrowed trunks of ironbarks and cypress pine, lichenous rocks, and the stone trig site, built by Scots ancestors, on the highest point. I didn’t have words for it then, but, up there, I sensed what the country once was. Who I might be, too. IT WAS MY FATHER who taught me to see, to pay attention to pl ..read more
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Tree Rites 
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by Tanya Patrick
1y ago
23.11.2022 Words by Georgina Reid Illustration by Abbey Rich Issue 4 Ecology Gallery ‘I’m obsessed with planting trees. That’s all I really want to do, even if it means shuffling along on my bum, aged ninety, to get my last tree in,’ says Barbara Schaffer, landscape architect and the founder of Tree Rites, a Sydney-based not-for-profit organisation that facilitates the planting of tiny forests on public land as an act of celebration and commemoration. The project is an attempt to reweave ritual into relationships between humans and nature.  Each Tree Rites forest commemorates a particu ..read more
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Northern Rivers
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by Georgina Reid
1y ago
23.11.2022 Issue 4 Poetry Gallery ‘Northern Rivers’ was a birthday present from Paul. He passed me the words, handwritten. They revealed he might have a deeper understanding of my roots than I thought I’d shared. The song is not really mine, or even about me anymore. It’s for anyone who can imagine themselves there, I suppose. – Siân Darling NORTHERN RIVERS – Paul Kelly She was born by northern rivers Where the land breathes fire and flood She can tell the coming weather In her bones, her body and her blood I was born here on a southern bay Concerning myself I don’t have ..read more
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The Heart of the Forest: A conversation with David Lindenmayer
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by Georgina Reid
1y ago
23.11.2022 Words by Georgina Reid Issue 4 Conversations Ecology Gallery David Lindenmayer is a forest of a man. A world-leading expert in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management, he’s published forty-eight books and more than 800 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He’s a professor of ecology and conservation biology at the Australian National University’s Fenner School of Environment and Society, an Officer of the Order of Australia, and a fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and the Ecological Society of America. Public accolades and global renown mean little in ..read more
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#04: Family / Tree
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by Georgina Reid
1y ago
23.11.2022 Issue 4 From The Editor Gallery This issue of Wonderground is overflowing with inspiring, exciting and cup-filling ideas, stories and conversations. Just like a healthy forest ecosystem, there’s a diversity of light and dark, hope and wonder. In fact, consider the fourth issue of Wonderground a forest itself – a window into worlds personal and mythical, ideas alive and ageless; a place mysterious and mad, meaningful and beautiful. The post #04: Family / Tree appeared first on Wonderground ..read more
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