March 11, 2023

Invitations to and from the Garden: Cultivating Places & People

March 11, 2023  2 p.m.

Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main Street, Grass Valley

Presenter: Jennifer Jewell

Tickets: $20 Purchase online (starting January 25)

Come hear one of the leading voices on the interconnectedness of gardening to the world around us, Jennifer Jewell author and host of the national radio program and podcast Cultivating Place.

Jennifer Jewell will explore the philosophy of Cultivating Place. This view centers on the belief that gardens and gardeners are powerful agents and spaces for positive change in our world, addressing challenges as wide-ranging as climate change, habitat & biodiversity loss, cultural polarization, and individual and communal health and wellbeing.

Attendees will see this power of gardens and gardeners through a lens of invitation — invitations we recognize and accept from our gardens in our roles as gardeners, and invitations we extend to the greater world through our gardening practices.

Jennifer will walk her audience through examples of such invitations taken from interviews on her weekly program and from her books. She has authored the award-winning The Earth in Her Hands (2020) on horticultural women in leadership roles, and Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast (2021), about beautiful and innovative place-based, native-plant, ecological gardens that celebrate western landscapes, with amazing photography by Caitlin Atkinson. Such resources, inspirations and invitations become blueprints guiding us in ways we can all grow our world better — and beautifully.

Jennifer’s books will be for sale at this event, and she will do book signings after the program.

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