Jennifer Jewell Book Reading: The Earth in Her Hands

The Homeless Garden Project Store presents a free online book reading with Jennifer Jewell, host of Cultivating Place, a weekly public radio program.

Join the Homeless Garden Project on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 4PM in the first of a series of 30 year anniversary events!

Jennifer Jewell will read from her newly released book, The Earth in Her Hands in a free live online event. Jennifer is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Since 2016, she has written and hosted the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place, a coproduction of North State Public Radio in Chico, California. She is interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture.

About the book: In this beautiful and empowering book, Jennifer Jewell 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 and more.

We’ll also hear from Homeless Garden Project trainee about her experience with the healing power of plants and community in the Homeless Garden Project training program.

Purchase a signed copy of Jennifer’s book for pickup at our store, 1338 Pacific Avenue, open Thursday-Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM.

Homeless Garden Project will be featured in an upcoming Cultivating Place episode.