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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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Reading
Reading
Reading / society
Humans Need Nature to Blossom
Humans Need Nature to Blossom
Reading / society

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.

Anna Tatarska

Magazine / society
Grab a Spade and Get Digging!
Grab a Spade and Get Digging!
Magazine / society

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.

Marta Anna Zabłocka

Magazine / society
A Self-Sufficient System
A Self-Sufficient System
Magazine / society

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.

Łukasz Nowacki

Magazine / society
The Wisdom of Flowers
The Wisdom of Flowers
Magazine / society

Spring is the perfect time to be inspired by nature – flowers can be a great source of knowledge for us humans.

Maria Górz

Reading / society
Growth in Isolation
Growth in Isolation
Reading / society

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.

Anna Mitchell

Magazine / science
It’s Barberry Time!
It’s Barberry Time!
Magazine / science

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.

Dominika Bok

Magazine / society
Jungle, Our Healer
Jungle, Our Healer
Magazine / society

In the Indigenous communities of Panama and Suriname, botanical decoctions are effective in treating a number of health ailments.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / culture
An Archivist of Nature
An Archivist of Nature
Magazine / culture

Anna Atkins was the author of the first photographic album in history, yet her achievement was largely unknown until the 1970s.

Maciej Świetlik

Magazine / society
Work With Your Green Fingers
Work With Your Green Fingers
Magazine / society

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.

Berenika Steinberg

Magazine / society
Eat Daisies!
Eat Daisies!
Magazine / society

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.

Monika Kucia

Magazine / society
Under the Cover of the Moon
Under the Cover of the Moon
Magazine / society

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.

Berenika Steinberg

Magazine / science
Following the Example of Nature
Following the Example of Nature
Magazine / science

Sometimes, nature is simply ahead of us humans. We present six scientific developments that take their cue from plants and animals.

prof. Paweł Kafarski

Magazine / society
Fields of Good Energy
Fields of Good Energy
Magazine / society

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.

Berenika Steinberg

Reading / culture
A Change in Perspective
A Change in Perspective
Reading / culture

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.

Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

Magazine / society
Death and the Plant
Death and the Plant
Magazine / society

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...

Jowita Kiwnik Pargana

Magazine / society
An Indian Summer at the Babalskis’
An Indian Summer at the Babalskis’
Magazine / society

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.

Berenika Steinberg

Magazine / society
A Royal Herb
A Royal Herb
Magazine / society

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.

Renata Lis

Magazine / science
Secrets of Nature (Summer 2019)
Secrets of Nature (Summer 2019)
Magazine / science

Our resident ethnobiologist explores the secrets and treasures of Poland’s meadows and forests, including saskatoon, lindenflower, and Himalayan balsam.

Łukasz Łuczaj

Magazine / science
The Glow
The Glow
Magazine / science

Sunlight brings about wonderful metamorphoses – within our human bodies, within the way we see nature, and most importantly, within plants.

Urszula Zajączkowska

Magazine / science
How Do I Live Without You?
How Do I Live Without You?
Magazine / science

Wolves, bacteria, whales, clovers, elderly ladies… All organisms are intimately connected, and we can prove it scientifically.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / science
Hidden Rivers
Reading / science

The life-giving act of diffusion is a beauty to behold – not just for humans, but also for plants.

Urszula Zajączkowska

Magazine / culture
Life in a Sealed Jar
Life in a Sealed Jar
Magazine / culture

Closed terrariums are currently in vogue for urban gardeners, but their history runs all the way back to 19th-century botany.

Joanna Dobkowska

Magazine / science
A Plant With Too Many Uses
A Plant With Too Many Uses
Magazine / science

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.

Katarzyna Tyszkiewicz-Borawska