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“An informative and celebratory resource.” —Booklist 

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; 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; 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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“A must-have this spring season… plantswomen, unite!” — Martha Stewart Living

“A fine collection of profiles of women involved with horticulture… all of whom have a passion for sharing their love of the natural world. This volume should be inspirational to anyone working with plants.” — Publishers Weekly

“An informative and celebratory resource.” — Booklist 

“Should you be looking for inspiration in these challenging times, it can be found in the stories of the women profiled in The Earth in Her Hands… it is also a celebration of the vibrant women forging new paths in horticulture and its allied professions today." Landscape Notes

“An empowering and expertly curated look at the horticultural world.” Gardens Illustrated

The Earth in Her Hands is an enjoyable read for anyone who loves plants.” The American Gardener

“This is a must-have read… the kind of book that will lead you to find other books and gardeners to follow.” — Greenfield Recorder

“Truly a winning book that everyone needs to read.” — Cottage in the Court

“It’s no surprise that Jennifer''s writing is as thoughtful as her language is on her radio/podcast... Anyone interested in a career with plants will enjoy it, as well indeed anyone already in such a career or life passion.” — Growing with Plants
 
“A book for young people interested in a career in the plant world or who want to do work that helps the environment… for anyone keen to read stories about plant passion and a longing to make a difference through one’s work.” — Digging

“An illuminating and inspiring book of personal and professional journeys with plants is a must-read for anyone interested in the human impulse to garden."  Gardens Illustrated

“The varied perspectives presented throughout amount to an interesting conversation about plants, gardens, and the myriad roles anyone might play amid them.” —Horticulture

“A plantsperson with a deep abiding love for gardens and plants and for those who tend their plots thoughtfully and with respect for natural systems. Jewell pours this passion into her new book.” —The Seattle Times

“A moving testament to the myriad of ways in which we are all dependent upon the generosity of planet Earth.” —The Irish Times

“A fascinating read, not just because it highlights the accomplishments of women from around the world, but because it showcases the enormous variety of their plant-related careers and how they found them.” —The Wyoming Tribune Eagle

About the Author

Jennifer Jewell 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. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of a garden- and floral-designing mother and a wildlife biologist father. Jennifer has been writing about gardening professionally since 1998, and her work has appeared in Gardens Illustrated, House & Garden, Natural Home, Old House Journal, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, and Pacific Horticulture.
 

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jesISLANDER
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Fantastic book - highly recommend
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2020
Fascinating information about fascinating women who do fascinating things with and around plants. Recommended for everyone who loves gardens, gardening and gardeners.
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Donna
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Excellent education
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
I like exploring new ideas (at least new to me) - very satisfying. So much to think about in this garden of perspectives.
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Well Written Book
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2020
Perfect book for a friend who loves botany and the study of plants for a hobby!
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Interesting read of accomplished women in the plant world.
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2021
Each of 75 women recommend other inspirational women in the field. Very interesting to see how varied the field of horticulture/design is, especially because of the importance of plants to life as we know it.
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Jessica Douglas Hunt
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Beautiful and inspiring book
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2020
This book is so inspiring.
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Women Whose Work with Plants Enriches All Our Lives
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2020
For millennia, as Jennifer Jewell points out in the Introduction to The Earth in Her Hands, women''s work with plants was not acknowledged or rewarded. Which did not make it any less important. Part of Jewell''s aim in compiling this collection is to address the lack of... See more
For millennia, as Jennifer Jewell points out in the Introduction to The Earth in Her Hands, women''s work with plants was not acknowledged or rewarded. Which did not make it any less important. Part of Jewell''s aim in compiling this collection is to address the lack of recognition of women''s work in the plant world, and the crucial nature of diversity -- cultural, racial, social -- in enriching that work.

Our human engagement with plants connects us to the natural world, to our communities, and to ourselves on powerful intellectual, physical, and spiritual levels. ... [The work of the women profiled in this book] illustrates how the many challenges of our world can be met through cultivating an interdependence with plants. ... For centuries now the most visible representations of horticulture have been images of middle-aged and middle-class or affluent white people. But horticulture is a human impulse, in all cultures, in all times, practiced, codified, ritualized, and valued across any and all social boundaries.

Arranged in alphabetical order (by last name) from Leslie Bennett, founder of Black Sanctuary Gardens in Oakland, California, to Ayana Young, cofounder and host of "For the Wild" podcast, the book profiles women around the world who are revolutionizing horticulture, landscape design, flower and vegetable farming, seed-growing, botany, herbalism, and plant-related art and conservation.

Some of them are already legends: Indian environmental and agroecology advocate Vendana Shiva, whose work elevating the status of women farmers is internationally recognized; garden journalist Margaret Roach, former editorial director of Martha Stewart Living; seedswoman Renee Shepherd, founder of Renee’s Garden Seeds, who helped convince Michelle Obama to greatly expand the White House edible garden; landscape architect and livable cities practitioner Mia Lehrer; and plantswoman Lauren Springer, whose passion for gardening for wildlife equals her love for introducing outstanding native plants to the green industry. Others, if not as well-known, are influencers in their own way, visionaries who are passionate about their work and about making a positive change in the world.

Jewell introduces each profile with a short section called "Her Landscape" or "Her Plants." A brief quote gives a personal glimpse into each woman. Cara Loriz, Executive Director of the Organic Seed Alliance based in rainy Port Townsend, Washington, confesses that her landscape is "The high desert. I love the tenacity of the plants that grow there and I am fascinated by the Native American history of farming in this landscape." At the end of each profile are the names of women who have inspired each influencer, a lovely way of acknowledging and highlighting their network of mentors.

The profiles are enriched by abundant quotes from each of the women, clearly drawn from Jewell''s interviews for her radio show and podcast. That abundance of source material brings each woman to life, although the profiles sometimes feel a bit choppy, as if pruned too severely to fit into the book’s format: four pages per profile, including a portrait photo of each woman in her milieu.

My one real disappointment though, is the book’s clothbound cover, which features an embossed design that is as lively as a 1960s textbook. That aside, The Earth in Her Hands is a compendium of women plant-influencers whose work is worth displaying, sharing, and consulting again and again.

Reviewed for Story Circle Book Reviews by Susan J Tweit.
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Teri Speight
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Women are in the world of horticulture...now we know who some of them are.
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2020
What a fabulous book. Jennifer Jewell not only touched upon the women of note in horticulture but to the women who also simply garden in the community. Featured were women who are involved by profession as well as those who saw a need and decided that it was important to... See more
What a fabulous book. Jennifer Jewell not only touched upon the women of note in horticulture but to the women who also simply garden in the community. Featured were women who are involved by profession as well as those who saw a need and decided that it was important to do something about connecting humans to this earth. The work of these women, their plant choices, and the story of their journey into the plant world keep it simple. What a terrific way to share, encourage other women, as well as the next generation to embrace the world of gardening.
I am glad to have this book to read, read and read again!
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Up in the Pines
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Inspiring and beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2020
So much inspiration packed into these pages. I treasure each one. The author has compiled profiles on women working in horticulture, from traditional garden designers to seed company CEOs to community organizers and garden historians. It''s absolutely fascinating all of the... See more
So much inspiration packed into these pages. I treasure each one. The author has compiled profiles on women working in horticulture, from traditional garden designers to seed company CEOs to community organizers and garden historians. It''s absolutely fascinating all of the different ways in which they are making the world more beautiful, green, and healthy. This book would make a fantastic gift for any young person curious about career directions in horticulture, as well as a Master Gardener, backyard gardener, or simply someone who appreciates nature and plants. I bought it for myself and read a profile each night before bed--- very relaxing, but has also challenged me to think about gardening in new ways, for example how it sometimes has been thought of as an upper-middle-class pastime, but that is just one small sliver of the gardening world and gardening is for everyone! It''s a bonus that the cover is stunning (kudos to the designer). Perfect coffee table book, but with substance.
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Alexandra Yellop
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Beautiful introductions
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2020
Great introductions to women involved with all part of plant lives. Thoroughly enjoyable and a balanced selection of ages, colours and creeds.. This is not by any means a in-depth/interview book but just introductions to the women and can be used as a springboard for more...See more
Great introductions to women involved with all part of plant lives. Thoroughly enjoyable and a balanced selection of ages, colours and creeds.. This is not by any means a in-depth/interview book but just introductions to the women and can be used as a springboard for more researh on them and the other women they mention being inspired by.
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