Cherokee Garden Library Talk: Jennifer Jewell

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

Author Talks

Wednesday, May 12 @ 7pm

  • Virtual Event

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; co-director 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.

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