The Earth in Her Hands

The Earth in Her Hands
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A collection of profiles of inspiring women from diverse fields such as botany, landscape architecture, herbalism and food justice. A reminder of the important place of plants in the modern world and the women devoted to their care and celebration. 75 beautiful written portraits, all an important part of a large global picture of women working and living with plants. 

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“An informative and celebratory resource.” —Booklist 

In this beautiful and empowering book, Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place—introduces 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 more. 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 our lives.

Hardback. 

324 pages. 

Non-fiction adult. 

Published by Timber Press, Inc. Portland Oregon 2020.

26cm x 22.5cm.

Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Since 2016, she has written and hosted the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place, a coproduction of North State Public Radio in Chico, California. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of a garden- and floral-designing mother and a wildlife biologist father. Jennifer has been writing about gardening professionally since 1998, and her work has appeared in Gardens IllustratedHouse & GardenNatural HomeOld House JournalColorado Homes & Lifestyles, and Pacific Horticulture.
 

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