This series highlights the work of leaders in environmental and climate science, regenerative agriculture, economics, and ecosystem health, specifically focusing on those who are involved in promoting civic action and social justice.
Jennifer Jewell, author and award-winning radio host, will speak about the natural environment, gardens, and plants and how they are powerful agents for positive change in our world, helping to address challenges such as climate change, habitat loss, cultural polarization, and well-being.
Jennifer will also explore what inspires activists, artists, and scientists to garden. If you’ve never impulse-bought a plant for the garden you haven’t started, this may inspire you to get your hands dirty. Come to explore how gardening can be a gateway to a deeper understanding of the world around us, and our place in it.
About Jennifer Jewell:
Jennifer Jewell is the host of the national award-winning weekly public radio program and podcast Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden. She is the author of The Earth in Her Hands, 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants (Timber Press in 2020), and Under Western Skies, Visionary Gardens from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast (Timber Press, May 2021). Her greatest passion is elevating the way we think and talk about gardening, the empowerment of gardeners, and the possibility inherent in the intersection between places, cultures, and the gardens that bring them together beautifully.