We are seeing a celebrity moment for weeds and wild gardening, but why now? There are obvious benefits — for one, they provide food and shelter to a wide variety of insects and wildlife, thus encouraging a more sustainable and biodiverse ecosystem.
Yet, there is still a kick-back against this movement towards re-wilding the domestic space. The language around gardening is still rooted in domination; the garden a place of mastery, and nature is something to be contained. For many, the wild garden will always be a symptom of losing control.
Which of course, it is. But sometimes, losing control is exactly what we need to do.
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