January 23, 2020

"Frailty Myths offers workshops for women, trans, and gender non-conforming folks that provide a transformative experience through our experiential, intersectional learning model that pairs hands-on s...

January 16, 2020

Emily Dickinson was a gardener. She was also an iconic poet, and this week we enjoy a conversation with Marta McDowell to hear more about how the two callings intermingled.

In 2004 writer and gardener...

January 10, 2020

A lot of news comes out of Washington DC at most times, and this year looks to offer even more. But we’re visiting the MidAtlantic belt for its gardening news. We’re joined in this by Kathy Jentz foun...

 

The road ahead is not at all clear as we enter this New Year & New Year.

Or,

as much as it ever can be,

is it in fact pretty darn clear? If we were present enough, wide-eyed enough to see it.

Perhaps, th...

January 3, 2020

As we ring in the New Year of this New Decade with the power of 2020 ours for the making, this week Cultivating Place welcomes gardener, naturalist, educator, and husband, Joe Joe Clark. Born and rais...

December 26, 2019

With what we put into our heads – with words, tones of voice, visualizations verbally painted, melodic mnemonics deployed - we learn the world around us, at deep cellular levels from the moment we’re...

December 19, 2019

In a few short days the Northern Hemisphere will celebrate the Winter Solstice, that moment in the planetary position when the North Pole is at it’s furthest from  life giving warmth of the sun, and t...

December 12, 2019

Scentual - hmmm. A good and evocative word, right?

Today we are talking all things fragrant plants and flowers with plantsman Ken Druse and his 20th - yes - 20th book "The Scentual Garden, Exploring th...

December 6, 2019

In this early December mini-pledge drive week here at North State Public Radio, I wanted to revisit our earlier conversation with Dr. Lauren E. Oakes about her work researching and writing In Search o...

 

Many mornings I start my day with a mind-clearing walk with my partner, up the road from his home of 40 years. We walk for 15 – 30 minutes before getting to the day. The most basic and quick of these...

November 28, 2019

"It’s sort of beautiful – Lucky – It feels like a lucky orientation to be constantly thinking: 'Oh what’s happening out there, what’s growing – what are we going to eat for supper that’s growing out t...

November 21, 2019

Last week we were in the herbs, this week we move to the rest of the food pantry and I mean the rest – from peanuts to beans and rice, potatoes to sesame.

Horticulturist Brie Arthur wants us to plant m...

November 14, 2019

We’re past the fall back time change here in the US and for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere generally the days are noticeably shorter, cooler. With dark chill evenings, this week on CP, we’re s...

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...

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