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The Earth in Her Hands 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants by Jennifer Jewell

This inspiring book celebrates the many ways women have contributed to the world of plants. With a format reminiscent of In the Company of Women, each farmer, florist, horticulturalist, landscape designer, nurserywoman, and plant pathologist in this collection is profiled with a photograph and essay. Topics as diverse as collaboration, community, race, enslavement, science, medicine, conservation, and food justice are part of the conversation. I loved the sense of common purpose these women have, despite their different roles, and was excited to see the inclusion of many Bay Area women, including seed expert Renee Shepherd of Felton. This is a beautiful and moving book. “Plants contain the world. The garden, better than any college education, gave the world to me.” —Jamaica Kincaid

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ISBN: 9781604699029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timber Press - March 3rd, 2020