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Cultivating Place: Thankful: A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention, Rebecca Schiller

All photos courtesy of Rebecca Schiller, all rights reserved.

Dear All,

Rebecca Schiller is a gardener, a smallholding steward, an activist, and the author of: A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention, A Memoir of Coming Home to My Neurodivergent Mind – about grounding back to land, place, and garden - even after a surprising diagnosis of severe ADHD.

Schiller’s writing and her gardening life vividly remind us all that being different doesn’t have to mean broken – in our minds, our hearts, or our gardens.

All photos courtesy of Rebecca Schiller, all rights reserved.

This narrative and this discussion remind us that it is the many ways in which we pay attention in this world that show what and whom we value and everyone and everything for which we are thankful. And it is so very often our gardens that remind us not only of where we are but who we are. Listen in this week!

All photos courtesy of Rebecca Schiller, all rights reserved.

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Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden, Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of garden and floral designing mother and a wildlife biologist father.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.