The current Facebook debacle in Australia reinforces something that we already knew – we have no control over the availability of content on sites we don’t own. It’s a message that hit some Australian users with force yesterday when Facebook stripped their pages.
With that in mind, I’m starting a new feature here – weekend reading. I’ll post links to articles I’ve found interesting during the week. I hope you find something of interest here, too!
Once in a lifetime pink flowers emerge from burnt landscapes
So it’s the bushfire smoke that triggers germination of the pink flannel flower seed, not the heat. Fascinating.
Hundreds of Victorian home gardeners angry and out of pocket after using toxic compost from major recycler Suez
This is horrifying. Everything we do in our environment is part of a cycle, usually the cycle of life but not in this case.
Beaches, bush and botanic gardens: Australia’s best regional writers’ festivals in 2021
What a great choice!
The history of astonishing, yet mostly ignored, women
I studied history all through my school years and three years at university. Rarely were any women mentioned. Where were they all? How did all the males get born? I’ve added some of the books mentioned in this article to my to-read list.
A vast, ancient and intricate society’: the secret social network of old-growth forests
Fascinating article about how trees communicate.
How to stop your inadequacy button being pressed
Don’t compare yourself to others.
‘They respond to vibrations’: does talking to plants actually help them grow?
I think it does. I talk to my plants all the time.
Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries
To get into a creative flow enables us to tap into an activity that will help ease anxiety. This article explains why and how to get started.