Earth in Her Hands

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

'The Earth in Her Hands' celebrates the important contributions women make to the wide world of plants - in the fields of horticulture, environmental science, botany, floral design, farming, landscape architecture, herbalism, food justice, and more.

'The Earth in Her Hands', by Jennifer Jewell - the host and founder of NPR's Cultivating Place - profiles 75 women working in careers ranging from horticulture, botany, and environmental science to floral design, landscape architecture, herbalism, and farming. The featured women represent a wide range of ages and a variety of backgrounds, and they have all made lasting contributions in the wide world of plants.

Contributors include florist Amy Merrick, plantswoman Flora Grubb, vegetable gardener Leslie Bennett, writer Jamaica Kincaid, soil scientist Elaine Ingham, landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy, and many more. Readers will learn each woman's unique story - what led them to their career, what drives and inspires them, what they have learned along the way, and what they plan to do in the future. 

Each profile is accompanied by a revealing portrait, and additional photographs highlight the women's work. Publishing on International Women's Day, 'The Earth in Her Hands' is an inspirational, beautiful, and empowering gift book or self-purchase for any woman inspired by the natural world.

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 Illustrated, House and 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 organisations. She works, gardens, and lives in interior Northern California with her two smart, funny, lovely and lively daughters.

Dimensions: H 25.4cm x W 21.6cm

ISBN: 9781604699029

Publisher: Timber Press

Publication Date: 2020

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 320