The Earth in Her Hands

The Earth in Her Hands

75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

Jennifer Jewell

$25.95

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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.
 


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Jennifer Jewell:

Jennifer Jewell is the creator, writer and host of Cultivating Place, airing on North State Public Radio. Jewell’s writing and photography have been featured in publications including Gardens IllustratedHouse & Garden, and Pacific Horticulture. Currently, she sits on the board of Pacific Horticulture and is a long-time member of other national and regional gardening organizations. She works, gardens, and lives in interior Northern California with her two smart, funny, lovely and lively daughters.

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