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There’s no road map to the path I’m forging. No one’s footprints to follow, only my own uneven tread. Progress is more of a spiral than a straight line: a slide backwards reminding me of why I need to keep pushing forward, a stumble another lesson (re)learnt. What matters is to keep on walking.

Micro-fungi, Tarkine area, north-western Tasmania. From little things, big things grow. Sow a kernel of dreams, let them take root.

I’d pretty much given up on my spring veg seeds sprouting. Well, except for the rocket and beans – they’re unkillable. Instead of buying seedlings this year I’d decided to do my bit for crop diversity and source some rare and heirloom variety seeds: tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and sunflowers, along with last season’s self-saved seed. I got all eco-experimental and planted most of my seeds in egg cartons, which it turns out… Read More