Sue Stuart-Smith – a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author of the book “The Well-Gardened Mind” – talks about the importance of gardens, plants and green spaces for our mental wellbeing.
Witold Szwedkowski, poet and Urban Guerrilla Gardening activist, talks about backyard policy, the spade as a tool of rebellion, and the subversive potential of the pumpkin.
Permaculture – an approach that adopts successful self-sufficient systems from nature – might hold the key to producing healthy food in a time of ecological crisis.
Spring is the perfect time to be inspired by nature – flowers can be a great source of knowledge for us humans.
In the autumn, Sophie Perry moved to an environmentally-certified orchard in Michigan. There, she grew her own mushrooms, leading to positivity amid the pandemic.
The barberry shrub – most noticeable from its striking red berries – consists of the fruit, bark, root and leaf. Luckily, we can benefit from all of it.
In the Indigenous communities of Panama and Suriname, botanical decoctions are effective in treating a number of health ailments.
Anna Atkins was the author of the first photographic album in history, yet her achievement was largely unknown until the 1970s.
Our writer is back at Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland, where Farmer Mietek explains to her the best work ethic.
Flowers don’t only belong as crystallized cake decorations – there’s a whole host of wild plants whose flowers you can use for all sorts of jams, sugars and syrups.
Our writer breathes in the fresh spring air at Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland, as she discovers what happens when new life begins to blossom in the soil.
Sometimes, nature is simply ahead of us humans. We present six scientific developments that take their cue from plants and animals.
Our writer makes a winter trip to Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland to discover what happens when the soil is frozen over.
The historic Lusławice Manor is the home of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki and his European Music Centre. It also houses a remarkable garden in its grounds.
Not all that is natural is good for you – as a 19th-century Scottish tailor found out when he ate a sandwich prepared with what he thought was parsley...
Our writer returns to Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland to find out what lays in wait for the soil during autumn.
Basil, with its aromatic scent and sweet taste, often finds its way onto our dinner plates. But this most regal of plants is also connected with good health, love and... death.
Our resident ethnobiologist explores the secrets and treasures of Poland’s meadows and forests, including saskatoon, lindenflower, and Himalayan balsam.
Sunlight brings about wonderful metamorphoses – within our human bodies, within the way we see nature, and most importantly, within plants.
Wolves, bacteria, whales, clovers, elderly ladies… All organisms are intimately connected, and we can prove it scientifically.
The life-giving act of diffusion is a beauty to behold – not just for humans, but also for plants.
Closed terrariums are currently in vogue for urban gardeners, but their history runs all the way back to 19th-century botany.
Commercial hemp production is on the rise in Poland. We found out just how difficult it is to grow hemp, but also how much joy it can bring.