Issue 8 gets us into the work of preeminent French gardener and philosopher Gilles Clément and an essay about Japanese traditional gardens. ‘Defiant Gardens’ shows how refugees in Jordan turn to gardening as a primal instinct. We experience raw nature with Iceland by Cat Stevens, ‘Komorebi’ through the lense of Ola Rindal and ‘Camphor Tree’ project by Takashi Homma and Rikako Nagashima. Our contributors take us along to their adventure in Chernobyl and introduce us to the busy and interesting life of bees in London. Further more, some short stories about piss plant and rotten vegetables. Art feature dedicated to the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and the perfect paradox of film ‘Last Year in Marienbad’. We include our regular contributors Scheltens & Abbenes with recipes, Coke Bartrina’s DIY and British artist Sue Webster for ‘My Plants by’. You’ll also find plant monograph on Fiddle-leaf fig – the charm of a tree growing indoors; tricks for an escape plan (just in case things get too hard outdoors) and ‘Goethe und Urpflanze’, a booklet illustrated by Martin Fengel.