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"For me, a garden is sanity. I get very tetchy and irritable if I can't get my hands into earth for any length of time."

JANE, CALDER -

"A lot of people felt betrayed by nature but personally I don't think we were betrayed because we knew that could happen - we knew it in our heads, but never in our hearts expected it to. We very much believe that the bush was here first and if we come in and impose on it then we can expect to be impacted when nature takes the upper hand. We are getting so far away from an appreciation of the role of nature in our lives it worries me..."

JANE, CALDER - of the Victorian bushfires