Cultivating Place

In Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden we will speak with a wide variety of people passionate about plants, gardens and natural history. We will explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us. We will delve into the who, what, where and how of these interconnections, as well as into the why. The intention and universal impulse of the why is so often what drives the power and meaning of a garden and a gardener.

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In Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden we will speak with a wide variety of people passionate about plants, gardens and natural history. We will explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us. We will delve into the who, what, where and how of these interconnections, as well as into the why. The intention and universal impulse of the why is so often what drives the power and meaning of a garden and a gardener.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-22 13:50
last episode published
2019-11-21 18:22
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4.48 days
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Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author   owner  
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243
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21.11.2019

Talking About A Revolution, A Foodscape Revolution With Brie Arthur

his week – heading swiftly into the winter holiday season good food cooking and baking and communing – Cultivating Place is joined by grow-your-own revolutionary, Brie Arthur – author of the Foodscape Revolution and Gardening with Grains. Her enthusias...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
14.11.2019

All The Herbs, With Sue Goetz

This week we’re settling into the flavors of the Autumn season – and the seasonings we turn to in cooler weather - headed toward the tastes of the winter holidays ahead. We’re joined in this by Sue Goetz, author of A Taste for Herbs. She explores with...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
7.11.2019

Firescaping, With Butte Fire Safe Council And Douglas Kent, Author

In honor of the one year anniversary of the Camp Fire, Cultivating Place is joined this week by Douglas Kent, author of Firescaping, and Calli-Jane DeAnda and Ben Hart of the Butte County Fire Safe Council to talk about the importance of gardening and ...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
31.10.2019

Cultivating Place: Mastering The Art Of Being A Plantsman, With Matt Mattus

From his "Growing with Plants” blog to his first book "Mastering the Art of Vegetable Growing”, which he researched, photographed and wrote – plantsman Matt Mattus is inspiring. He joins us this week on Cultivating Place to share more on the different...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
24.10.2019

Garden Cartography - Misti Little, The Garden Path Podcast

Misti Little is an environmental consultant working in GIS services. As a naturalist, gardener, explorer and fellow garden audio producer, she (and her garden) help us to map where we are – and how to see that more clearly – connecting the dots of ecos...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
17.10.2019

Cultivating A Gardening Culture - With Home Gardener Tucker Fitzpatrick

Tucker Fitzpatrick is a home gardener who thinks a lot about how cultural norms and biases directly impact how and why we garden in interesting ways. A father, a lawyer, a gardener and a gardening culture observer, he joins us today from his home and ...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
10.10.2019

BEST OF: Daring to be Wild - We ARE The Ark - with Irish Plantswoman, Mary Reynolds

Irish plantswoman Mary Reynolds has cultivated a deep love of her place in the mountains of Wicklow, Ireland - in all its complexity and mystery. As a plantswoman and guardian/gardener - she listens to her place and works in partnership with her place...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
3.10.2019

Considering Our Gardens From The Inside Out - The First Next Room With Architect David Abelow

This week Cultivating Place is joined by award winning architect David Abelow. David asks us look at our gardens from the inside out and his exploration of our gardens as the “first next room” out of every door and window gets us re-viewing what our ga...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
26.09.2019

A Natural History of Love & Loss: Late Migrations With Margaret Renkl

"Loss is the twin of love" – so writes Margaret Renkl in her human and moving memoir of place, plants, people and life entitled "Late Migrations – A Natural History of Love and Loss". Margaret is a gardener, an observer, a contributing writer at the ...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
19.09.2019

Restoring The Land, Restoring A Family - Dean Kuipers On The Deer Camp

Dean Kuipers has studied and written about the field of environmental politics and the human-nature relationship for decades. His most recent book "The Deer Camp" is a memoir of both place and people - recounting how restoring a piece of land with hi...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
12.09.2019

At Home - With Plants, With Baylor Chapman, Lila B Design

Baylor Chapman loves plants and she’s spent a good part of her career helping people to learn about, see, love and care for plants wherever people might need them – in their homes, offices, work spaces, apartments. She believes they make us healthier, ...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
5.09.2019

In Search of the Canary Tree, and other Thoughts on Resilience with Dr. Lauren E. Oakes

Dr. Lauren E. Oakes is a conservation and adaptation scientist working to model and communicate how people can adapt at local levels to the GLOBAL climate crisis. Her book In Search of the Canary Tree: the Story of a Scientist, a Cypress and a Changing...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
29.08.2019

BEST OF CP: TO BE A SEED KEEPER, Rowen White

As we head into the month of September, and we tend toward the Autumnal Equinox later in the month, I am reminded of this being one of the best seed seasons in our gardens and in our wildlands. Ecosystems everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere are rem...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
22.08.2019

High Ground: Penstemons & Other Alpine Plants, Mike Kintgen, Curator at Denver Botanic Gardens

Alpine and Steppe plants are uniquely interesting individuals and communities of plants that thrive in extreme conditions of high elevations and dry locations around the globe. This week on Cultivating Place, we head to high ground with Mike Kintgen, ...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
15.08.2019

Plant Me A Rainbow, Meg Herndon And Sandra Nam Cioffi

On Cultivating Place this week, we speak with two Landscape Architects who came together to create and offer out to the gardening world beautiful, functional gardens that are inspired, interesting, innovative and accessible to all. Meg Herndon and Sa...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
8.08.2019

Where The Wild Things Are: The Wild Yards Project, With David Newsom

David Newsom is a filmmaker, storyteller, and outdoorsman. But when his daughter was born he realized he wanted to bring her butterflies, bees and all the rich diversity of the world, and so he became a gardener to a wild backyard. That very human im...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
1.08.2019

Reading A Landscape, Courtney Allen Of The Native Plant Trust

This week we dive deep into a conversation on being more observant in our places with historic preservationist Courtney Allen, Director of Public Programs at the Native Plant Trust. Together we explore all that we can learn from really seeing and READI...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
25.07.2019

TO BE A PLACEMAKER With Gardener And Spiritual Memoirist Christie Purifoy

As gardeners we are many things, among these we are place makers. What does it mean to be a placemaker – what is learned, what is lost, what is gained in the making of any place. This week on Cultivating Place we consider the nature and meaning of plac...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
18.07.2019

PLANTING YOUR TRUTH with Horticulturist and Public Horticulture Leader in the Making, Abra Lee

Abra Lee is a public horticulture leader in the making. From rural roots in Georgia, to a passion for pop music and style, she sees the interweaving of horticulture and our everyday lives as a path to increasing horticulture’s relevance and importance ...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
11.07.2019

On Posh Cow Parsley & Other Adventures In Growing Flowers From Seed, Clare Foster

There are few things so affirming as growing plants from seed, this week on Cultivating Place, we talk about the adventures of growing flowers from seed with Clare Foster, Garden Editor of House & Garden, UK. A gardener, author, and seed-sower hers...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
5.07.2019

Robin Wall Kimmerer On Gardening And Citizenship

On this Fourth of July – Cultivating Place is pleased to be in conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge And The Teachings Of Plants.” Together we explore the interrelationship be...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
27.06.2019

A Garden Can Be Anywhere, With Lauri Kranz Of Edible Gardens LA + More

As summer heats us up and slows us down, the garden and in particular the edible garden is front and center. This week Cultivating Place is joined by Lauri Kranz, of Edible Gardens LA conversing about how growing your own food is one of the most empowe...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
20.06.2019

A Father Daughter Horticultural Conversation with Robert & Catherine Hanss

Robert Hanss and his daughter Catherine are a father-daughter duo in the Northeast working together to create and care for gardens and horticulture traditions and relationships that will last for generations to come. In this week following Father’s Da...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
13.06.2019

FOR THE LOVE OF BUGS with Entomologist, Gardener and Educator Nadia Ruffin

Nadia Ruffin is an entomologist, gardener and educator. She is the founder of Agricademy Inc, and Urban Farm Sista based in Cincinnati, Ohio. A lover of bugs and all life forms since very young herself, Nadia loves sharing this admiration and curiosity...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
9.06.2019

Best Of: Soul Fire Farm - Committed To Ending Racism In The Food System

Soul Fire Farm is a working farm in upstate New York. Co-founded by Leah Penniman, the farm and all its work is committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. Leah is also the author of “Farming While Black,” in which she documents her ...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
30.05.2019

A Way To Garden - 21 Years Along, With Margaret Roach

For many gardeners, Margaret Roach will need no introduction. Longtime Garden Editor of Martha Stewart Living and Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Margaret is the author of several well-known gardening books and the host of the ga...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
23.05.2019

The Happy Wanderer: The Journey Story Of Plantsman Bob Hyland

In a variation on the Dispatches from the Home Garden series, this week we enjoy a Dispatches from the Home Gardener and Plantsperson. Self-described Happy Wanderer, plantsman Bob Hyland of Hyland Garden design currently of Portland Oregon has lived a...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
16.05.2019

GREEN UP: Brooklyn Botanic Garden's The Greenest Block In Brooklyn!

The best public gardens are in fact community gardens at some level, this week on Cultivating Place we’re speaking with gardeners from New York City’s Borough of Brooklyn where for 25 years the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has hosted the Greenest Block in ...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
9.05.2019

LIFE FORCE & MOTHER's DAY, Louesa Roebuck Of Foraged Flora

LIFE FORCE: In honor of mother’s day here in the US this coming weekend, we’re joined by artist, floral designer, textile designer and all around creative Louesa Roebuck, co-author of the beautiful book Foraged Flora – A year of Gathering and Arranging...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
2.05.2019

Truth, Beauty, Chaos And Plants: THE PLANTHUNTER Australia

TRUTH, BEAUTY, CHAOS & PLANTS - May Day is upon us and we celebrate in conversation with Australian gardener and writer - Georgina Reid. Based in Australia, her work under the name of The Planthunter finds truth beauty chaos and what it is to live ...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
25.04.2019

Daring To Be Wild - We ARE The Ark - With Irish Plantswoman, Mary Reynolds

Irish plantswoman Mary Reynolds has cultivated a deep love of her place in the mountains of Wicklow, Ireland - in all its complexity and mystery. As a plantswoman and guardian/gardener - she listens to her place, and works in partnership with her plac...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
18.04.2019

Nature Gardens At The Natural History Museum of LA County

In our fifth episode in our five part series on our gardens as habitat and we gardeners as powerful land stewards and biodiversity protectors, we visit a remarkable public garden in California during California Native Plant Week. The Nature Gardens at...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
11.04.2019

Hummingbirds In Our Gardens, With Dr. Susan Wethington

Hummingbirds are a beloved and charismatic creature of the Americas, the more than 350 species of which have coevolved with the flora of the Americas for millions of years. Cultivating Place is joined in our ongoing discussion of our gardens as importa...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
5.04.2019

The Migratory Bird Garden, The Shedd Aquarium, W/ Horticulturist Christine Nye

In this our third in a five part series, on our gardens as important habitat links for the wildlife of our regions we’re joined by Horticulturist Christine Nye of Chicago’s historic – and state of the art 21st century - lakeside Shedd Aquarium. Christi...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
28.03.2019

Monarchs And Milkweed - Our Gardens As Habitat Series Episode 2 of 5

In 2018, scientists reported dramatic losses in populations of one of North America’s most charismatic insects, the Monarch butterfly, with an estimated 14.8 percent decline of Eastern Monarchs and a precipitous 86% percent 1-year decline in Western Mo...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
21.03.2019

The Xerces Society & Their BEE CITY Initiative - Ep. 1 Of 5 Gardens As Healthy Habitat

The news goes from bad to worse when we’re talking about biodiversity, insect declines and habitat loss in our world. This week we kick off an all new five-week curated series on the critically important habitat our gardens provide - what it means, wha...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
14.03.2019

Spring Break Special: Kids At Play (Outside), With Amanda Thomsen & Nancy Strinise

Spring is right around the corner and Spring Break Season is here – have you been outside lately? Have you been outside to play? Our guests this week on Cultivating Place are Amanda Thomsen of Kiss MY Aster and Backyard Adventure, and Nancy Striniste o...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
8.03.2019

Gather, Learn, Grown: The Garden Bloggers Fling

On Cultivating Place this week – we’re joined by Pam Penick of the garden blog Digging, and founder of the Garden Bloggers Fling, together with Judy Seaborn co-owner of Botanical Interest Seeds in Denver, Co and organizer of this year’s Fling. We explo...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
28.02.2019

Farming's Bright & Just Future - The NYFC With Lindsey Lusher Shute

Working to ensure a bright and just future for U.S. Agriculture – that’s the work of the The National Young Farmers coalition whose advocacy, trainings and PODCAST are educations in themselves. Cultivating Place is in conversation this week with Lindse...
Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place author
21.02.2019

Hortlandia: The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, with Nancy Goldman

Home of the famed spring plant sale HORTLANDIA, The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is a thriving community of gardeners and Hort Heads who offer year round, life long learning and plant nerd opportunities. Cultivating Place is joined this week by Nancy ...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
14.02.2019

Wave Hill And The Lifelong Learning Of Gardeners

Gardeners and naturalists are remarkably ardent self-directed, life-long learners and doers. And the winter season is well-adapted to gardeners’ continuing education and community building, this week we’re joined by Louis Bauer of Wave Hill a New York ...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
7.02.2019

The Audacity Of Interconnecting With Plants: Tree, By Melina Sempill Watts

As an early Valentine to this garden life and plant loving community, Cultivating Place offers out a conversation with Melina Sempill Watts, author of Tree – a labor of audacity and arborphilia, Tree invites us to remain wide open, to listen and absorb...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
31.01.2019

Fire Recovery Guide, With CNPS

Just three months since California’s November 2018 Fires made global headlines, the great winter greening of our state is underway and with it the urge to GROW - in humans as in plants. On the opposite side of the globe from us are holding their breath...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
25.01.2019

Best Of - The Danger Garden - Dispatches From The Home Garden With Loree Bohl

Danger Ahead: Home gardener and garden blogger Loree Bohl loves a garden with stand-out foliage and bold form. But pay attention - it can be dangerous out there! Loree writes: "Nice plants are boring – my love is for plants that can hurt you. Agave, yu...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
17.01.2019

Fruit As The Currency Of Memory With Fruit Forager, Sara Bir

For Sara Bir – food librarian, forager, chef and author – fruit are sweet, delicious, sexy and tactile – but every bit as important – they among her currency of memory. Sara, whose new book The Fruit Forager’s Companion is out now from Chelsea Green, j...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
10.01.2019

Plant-Colored Glasses: A Botanist's Life

Plants are all around us, and wherever there are plants, there are likely to be botanists at work trying to study, know and understand them better for us all. This week on Cultivating Place, botanist Linnea Hanson joins us to talk about the life of a b...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
3.01.2019

An Exercise In Intimacy: Turning Into Flowers

As an exercise in intimacy for the New Year – this week on Cultivating Place, we visit an artistic and botanical project in South Africa known as Turning Into Flowers, which strives to combine a wide variety of cultural perspectives to create a new rel...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
27.12.2018

Floral Tete A Tete Fun For The New Year

Some Floral tete a tete fun visits Cultivating Place this week just in time for the New Year. Josh Werber – founder of Floral Tete a Tete, a creative journey that began with a challenge to create an artistic floral headpiece every week for a year - thr...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
20.12.2018

Recalibrating Our Nervous Systems & Floral Artistry With Max Gill

Recalibrating our nervous systems and the art of seasonal, local floral design is what we’re exploring On CP this week with Max Gill, floral designer perhaps best known for his weekly floral artistry at Chez Panisse in Berkeley California. On the eve o...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author
13.12.2018

When We Talk With Our Gardens: Ilene Flax, Dispatches From The Home Garden Inbox

In constant conversation with her home garden, our guest this week on Cultivating Place is committed to both the listening and the speaking roles. In this newest episode in our occasional series, Dispatches from the Home Garden, Ilene Flax of Boulder, ...
Jennifer Jewell / North State Public Radio author