Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden is a weekly public radio podcast on gardens and gardening as integral to our natural and cultural literacy. A co-production of North State Public Radio (KCHO 91.7 FM in Chico, CA and KFPR 88.9 FM in Redding, CA) and Jewellgarden.com, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden airs Thursdays at 10:00 AM and again Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM PST. The program is created and hosted by Jennifer Jewell; produced and engineered by Sarah Bohannon. Music by Matt Shilts, Ben Colbeck and Delarte Music.
Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden

Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden

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Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden is a weekly public radio podcast on gardens and gardening as integral to our natural and cultural literacy. A co-production of North State Public Radio (KCHO 91.7 FM in Chico, CA and KFPR 88.9 FM in Redding, CA) and Jewellgarden.com, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden airs Thursdays at 10:00 AM and again Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM PST. The program is created and hosted by Jennifer Jewell; produced and engineered by Sarah Bohannon. Music by Matt Shilts, Ben Colbeck and Delarte Music.More from Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden »

Most Recent Episodes

Cultivating Place: Dispatches From The Home Garden – Laura Christman And Planet Pomegranate

This week on Cultivating Place our next in the occasional series of Dispatches from the Home Garden - this time through the lens of a regional newspaper's gardening columnist. Every region needs a paper and at least 1 regionally knowledgeable gardening columnist - Laura Christman was that person in Redding, California for the many years of her long career. "Perhaps you are familiar with the term "gardening." It is a tangle of weirdness. Turns out there's more to it than growing a lovely lawn or prolific pepper plant. Planet Pomegranate is a collection of columns written by journalist Laura Christman for the Home & Garden section of the Record Searchlight, the daily newspaper in Redding, California. The pieces are a mix of conversations, observation, reflections and frustrations.....and pomegranates." Join us!

Cultivating Place: Dispatches From The Home Garden – Laura Christman And Planet Pomegranate

Cultivating Place: A Seasonal Feast For The Senses, Sarah Statham Of Simply By Arrangement

This week on Cultivating Place we start off the new year with some thoughts on life and our gardens as feasts for the senses, with an eye toward life-long learning and encouraging our own senses of adventure - with purpose. Sarah Statham of Simply by Arrangement has a passion for bringing fine seasonal flowers (grown, arranged and photographed) to the North of England – and the world. She shares with us her thoughts on process, on resolutions and on enjoying at least a short season of rest if you can. Join us.

Cultivating Place: A Seasonal Feast For The Senses, Sarah Statham Of Simply By Arrangement

Cultivating Place: A New Year Vision: The Abiquiu, NM Garden Of Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe is known as the innovative mother of modernism in the art world. She was also a gardener. O'Keeffe's garden in Abiquiu, NM has always moved me as a visionary, gardener's garden - one of those gardens of the mind, the hands, the heart and a place. To end 2017 with a flourish, exploring the nature of this human gardening impulse, and entering our own next turns on this great globe, we visit this visionary woman's beloved garden. Join us.

Cultivating Place: A New Year Vision: The Abiquiu, NM Garden Of Georgia O'Keeffe

Cultivating Place: The Spirit Of Christmas Past In The Garden

This week on Cultivating Place, a lesson in garden history seen through the lens of holiday decorations and traditions from seasons past when we're joined by Laura Viancor, Head of Horticulture, from historic Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia. Join us for the greens and other festive things. Happy holidays.

Cultivating Place: In The Night Garden: A Conversation With The International Dark Sky Association

This week before the Winter Solstice, Cultivating Place is exploring and appreciating the many benefits and beauty of winter's bountiful darkness – in our gardens and in our wildlands. Join us to listen to the conversation with Keith Ashley and Amanda Gormley of the International Dark-Sky Association, two passionate people within a global organization working to protect natural darkness as the precious natural resource it is.

Cultivating Place: In The Night Garden: A Conversation With The International Dark Sky Association

Cultivating Place: Bringing Nature Home – An Ongoing Entreaty: A Conversation With Doug Tallamy

This week on Cultivating Place we're joined by gardener, author, activist and entomologist, Doug Tallamy. Ten years ago, his first book "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in our Gardens," made clear how important our own home gardens and landscapes COULD be to improving the outlook for insects, birds and all other wildlife – indeed for the very future and health of our planet. Join us.

Cultivating Place: Bringing Nature Home – An Ongoing Entreaty: A Conversation With Doug Tallamy

Cultivating Place: Holiday Blooms – A Conversation With Thomas Broom-Hughes Of Thomas Blooms Flowers

As we knock on the door of December, and the garden and its greenery call out to us in very different ways than they do in other seasons of the year, this week on Cultivating Place, we speak with British Gardener, Horticulturist and Floral designer Thomas Broom-Hughes of Thomas Bloom floristry and Petersham Nurseries. He has garden-gathered visions of luxurious winter beauty and traditions to share. Join us.

Cultivating Place: Holiday Blooms – A Conversation With Thomas Broom-Hughes Of Thomas Blooms Flowers

Cultivating Place: Gratitude In The Garden

The late autumn into winter months – from the Harvest Moon rising in October to the Winter Solstice on December 21st and through the beginning of the new calendar year, mark traditional seasons of gratitude, of giving thanks, and of offerings of generous service. For me, my garden itself and my gardening practice are my very best, most consistent acts of both gratitude and service to the world – and I know many other gardeners and cultivators who feel the same. The garden – very much like the grace that writer and thinker Anne Lamott references — rises to meet many gardeners where we are and — sometimes — it does not leave us where we started, but nurtures us along further than we believed was possible. This week on Cultivating Place I am so excited to offer you our first ever seasonal special celebrating this SEASON of harvest, of taking stock, of giving back, of deep GRATITUDE and of preparing for the restorative dark of winter ahead. In this one hour of gratitude and gardening practice and celebration, gardeners from around the world share with us what gratitude in the garden looks like to them. And, our central conversation will be with earth artist Day Schildkret, who makes meaning and beauty with his daily practice of Morning Altars.

Cultivating Place: Tools Make The Man — Or Woman

The right tools can make all the difference in our lives and in our work. This is as true in gardening as in all other aspects of life. This week on Cultivating Place we're joined by Dorian Winslow, president of Womanswork, a 35-year-old company which almost 33 years ago now introduced the first work and garden gloves designed specifically for women. Join us.

Cultivating Place: A Conversation With Indigenous Plantsman, Educator And Advocate Nick Hernandez

Among the garden ways that intrigue me – from my earliest memories to now, are those gardening ways we know about from the first peoples of the world. On Cultivating Place this week we're joined by with Nick Hernandez, also known as Nick Hummingbird, an indigenous plantsman, educator and advocate from Southern California. His is a strong voice for the seasonal cycles of plants, peoples, and landscapes — for their food, utility, meaning and spirit. Join us!

Cultivating Place: A Conversation With Indigenous Plantsman, Educator And Advocate Nick Hernandez

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