Cultivating Place: Library science is (garden) life science, Staci Catron and Jennie Oldfield of The Cherokee Garden Library, Atlanta, GA
In our ongoing exploration of who gardeners are, where gardeners are, what they are growing in this world, and why that matters to all of us, we use this midwinter moment for a mid-winter retreat.
We head south to the Keenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center and their remarkable Cherokee Garden Library – named for the historic Cherokee rose, prevalent across the south.
Staci Catron has been the Library’s Director since 2000, and Jennie Oldfield is the collection’s Senior Technical Librarian/Supervisory Archivist.
The two join Cultivating Place this week to share so much more about the fertile ground of their work – enriching all of our garden lives.
The three of us discuss the importance of horticultural and garden library collections for preserving the past and enlivening our present and future.
As a result of their work in archiving, research, and exhibitions, this conversation continues our celebrations of Black History Month, and it will pair nicely with a warm cup of something on a cold afternoon. Listen in!
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