November 7, 2019

Almost one year ago, on November 8th 2018, the CampFire broke out in Butte County California Cited as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history[8] and the most expensive natura...

 

I’m so excited to send this update!

My first book, The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants will be published by Timber Press on March 3, 2020 - in celebration of...

October 31, 2019

Matt Mattus is a well known horticulturist, plantsman gardener and author. His Growing with Plants Blog and hist first book Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening inspirational and aspirational for...

October 24, 2019

Misti little is a naturalist, a gardener, a mother, and professionally she’s an environmental consultant working in GIS geographic information systems – which she describes as “basically Modern Cartog...

October 17, 2019

Two weeks ago we began a meta gardening theme in conversation with architect David Abelow today we continue in this mode with Southern California gardener, father, and lawyer, Tucker Fitzpatrick whose...

October 10, 2019

Welcome to the North State Public Radio Fall Pledge Drive – which I thought was a good time indeed to revisit a Best of Program from Cultivating Place with Mary Reynolds.

The World is a wild – often wo...

 

This last month of Cultivating Place conversations all shared a strong theme of relatedness.

Dr. Lauren E. Oakes examined the relationship between Alaskan Yellow Cedar stands being impacted by the cl...

October 3, 2019

Today we move out in perspective a little, looking, thinking and talking about how built spaces and landscapes integrate into the world around us - connecting us as people to the places we are – and c...

September 26, 2019

"Loss is the shadow side of love, and grief is its own twin" – so writes Margaret Renkl in her human and moving memoir of place, plants, life and people entitled "Late Migrations – A Natural Hist...

September 19, 2019

We have spoken many times on Cultivating Place about the ways in which our places are in fact beloved and cared for members of our families, and characters themselves who figure prominently in our lif...

September 12, 2019

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 space...

 Rosa 'April Love' looking lovely in August.

August starts us out in the height of Summer, doesn't it? But by its august finale, there's the distinct sensation of the shifting of the season - toward th...

September 5, 2019

Here in my part of the world, it’s back to school time! Lower schools, high school and university students, faculty and staff are shaking off their summer ease and getting back into academic curiosity...

August 30, 2019

As we head into the month of the 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. Ec...

August 22, 2019

"Alpine plants are very cute - deep down they remind of the beautiful mountain habitats that they live in. Even on a day when I haven’t been in the mountains for several weeks, I can see Gentian acaul...

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