The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

by Jennifer Jewell

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Overview

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604699029
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 155,829
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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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