Cultivating Place and a Garden Culture of Care
Jennifer Jewell, author and national award-winning public radio program host, will share the philosophy of Cultivating Place, the idea that gardens and gardeners can be powerful agents for change in our world. Not only can they foster health and well being, but gardens can help address challenges such as climate change, habitat loss, and even cultural polarization. Jewell will explore the roles we play, the gardening practices we engage in, and how these impact the greater world. She will share resources and ideas that can guide us in ways we can all grow our world better – and beautifully. An inspirational thinker and presenter, Jewell regularly serves as a keynote speaker for horticultural organizations large and small across the country.
Following her talk, Jennifer Jewell will be signing copies of her book “The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants”. You can pre-order a copy of Jennifer’s book through The Store until April 6. A small number of copies will also be available to purchase during Art in Bloom.
About our speaker:
Jennifer Jewell is the host of the national award-winning weekly public radio program and podcast “Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden”. The author of The Earth in Her Hands, 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants (Timber Press in 2020), and Under Western Skies, Visionary Gardens from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast (Timber Press, May 2021), her third book, What We Sow: On the Personal, Ecological, and Cultural Significance of Seeds, will also be published by Timber Press. Jewell’s greatest passion is elevating the way we think and talk about gardening, the empowerment of gardeners, and the possibility inherent in the intersection between places, environments, cultures, individuals, and the gardens that bring them together beautifully – for the better of all the lives on this generous planet. She regularly serves as a keynote speaker for horticultural organizations large and small across the country, including The Garden Conservancy, The American Public Gardens Association, The American Horticultural Society, The Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Monticello, The California Native Plant Society, The New York Botanical Garden, Miami University of Ohio, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.