In her beautiful and empowering book, The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants (Timber Press, March 3, 2020), Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place—profiles 75 inspiring women. Working in wide-reaching fields that include botany, floral design, landscape architecture, farming, herbalism, and food justice, these influencers are creating change from the ground up. Profiled women include flower farmer Erin Benzakein; codirector of Soul Fire Farm Leah Penniman; plantswoman Flora Grubb; edible and cultural landscape designer Leslie Bennett; Caribbean-American writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid; soil scientist Elaine Ingham; landscape designer Ariella Chezar; floral designer Amy Merrick, and many others. Rich with personal stories and insights, Jewell’s portraits reveal a devotion that transcends age, locale, and background, reminding us of the profound role of green growing things in our world—and in our lives.
This is the second in the Garden Conservancy's Fall 2020 Literary Series of biweekly webinars.
DATE AND TIME
Thursday, October 8, 2020
2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Live on Zoom
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About the author
Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of public radio’s award-winning weekly program and podcast, Cultivating Place, Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden. She lives and gardens in interior Northern California; The Earth in Her Hands is her first book. Her second book, in collaboration with photographer Caitlin Atkinson, Under Western Skies, Visionary Gardens from the Rockies to the Pacific, is due out from Timber Press in April 2021.
The Fall 2020 Literary Series is made possible in part by generous support from the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Lenhardt Education Fund, and the Celia Hegyi Matching Grant, with additional support from Ritchie Battle, Mrs. Camille Butrus, Melissa and John Ceriale, and Susan and William McKinley.
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