Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:00 PM
Atlanta History Center on Zoom
Join the Atlanta History Center for a Cherokee Garden Library talk with Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast “Cultivating Place”—as she introduces 75 inspiring women featured in her book, “The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants.”
This event is free and open to the public. Join the event by registering via the link below.
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About the Book
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. Featured women include flower farmer Erin Benzakein; cofounder and codirector of Soul Fire Farm Leah Penniman; worker and owner of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Ira Wallace; plantswoman Flora Grubb; president and CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden Mary Pat Matheson; edible and cultural landscape designer Leslie Bennett; Caribbean-American writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid; garden historian and curator of plants of Monticello Peggy Cornett; 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.
About the Author
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 Illustrated, House & Garden, Natural Home, Old House Journal, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, and Pacific Horticulture.