Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants
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Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 216 x 254 x 22.86mm | 1,292.74g
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • 1604699027
  • 9781604699029
  • 14,228

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"A fine collection of profiles of women involved with horticulture... all of whom have a passion for sharing their love of the natural world. This volume should be inspirational to anyone working with plants." --Publishers Weekly

"An informative and celebratory resource." --Booklist
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About 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 Illustrated, House & 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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