Stonecrop Review (stonecrop-review)

The stonecrop family is a group of hardy plants found worldwide. As the name suggests, many plants in this family grow in rocky places. Because of their hardiness and proclivity for rocks, stones, and old walls, the stonecrop seemed like the perfect emblem for a magazine about urban nature.

Urban nature? Is there such a thing? Why, of course! Cities are teeming with nature: trees cracking through the sidewalk, raccoons rummaging through the rubbish, peregrines nesting on the steel and glass cliffs of skyscrapers. You could even go so far as to say the entire city itself is part of nature:

Concrete, glass, steel- / meaning limestone, silica, gypsum, sand, / manganese, sodium, sulfur, ore – / anything unnatural here?

– From ‘Nature Poetry’ by Meg Kearney

Collection: Stonecrop Review

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