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

Sept. 11, 2020 10 p.m. to Sept. 12, 2020 10:45 p.m.

Online Class

Enjoy a lecture and Q&A session with author Jennifer Jewell, about her new book The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants, available for purchase through our online shop. Focus in a wholly unique way on how horticulture intersects with our everyday world and on women whose work has enriched and expanded these intersections in the last 25 years. The Earth in Her Hands explores and celebrates how the plant world is improved by greater representation of women and by diversity amongst those women. It chronicles how working in the world of plants is a more viable and creative career path for women than ever before and how the plant-work world is demonstrating greater social and environmental responsibility, in large part due to women’s contributions. These profiles of women from a half a dozen different countries, doing innovative work in all horticultural fields, point to larger issues and shifts in our world. These women’s diverse backgrounds and identities challenge preconceived notions of what horticulturalists and gardeners look like, while their work illustrates how many challenges of our world can be met through cultivating an interdependence with plants. 

Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of Cultivating Place, an award-winning public radio program and podcast on natural history and the human impulse to garden. Her first book, The Earth In Her Hands, 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants, centering women transforming horticulture around the world, is due out in early 2020 from Timber Press.

Advance registration is required.

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