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Amy Merrick

Since time immemorial flowers have accompanied humans on our journeys – this week Cultivating Place welcomes the divine Amy Merrick, writer, florist, international traveler, teacher, and a perennial student of all that flowers offer to us in the way of wonder and learning.

 

Her new book – On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist (Artisan Publishing, 2019) – is as humbly and accessibly luxurious as flowers themselves. Listen in!

Matt Mattus


From his "Growing with Plants” blog to his first book "Mastering the Art of Vegetable Growing”, which he researched, photographed and wrote – plantsman Matt Mattus is inspiring.

 

He joins us this week on Cultivating Place to share more on the different twists, turns and fertile offshoots of his plant journey. We talk about his first book AND get some hints about his new book coming out soon on unusual selections for the flower garden too. Listen in!

Tucker Fitzpatrick


Tucker Fitzpatrick is a home gardener who thinks a lot about how cultural norms and biases directly impact how and why we garden in interesting ways.

 

A father, a lawyer, a gardener and a gardening culture observer, he joins us today from his home and garden in Southern California to share more about his gardening journey and his curiosity and observations on his garden and the broader 'gardening culture.’ Listen in!

 

Mary Reynolds

Irish plantswoman Mary Reynolds has cultivated a deep love of her place in the mountains of Wicklow, Ireland - in all its complexity and mystery.  As a plantswoman and guardian/gardener - she listens to her place and works in partnership with her place to move us all forward towards a better world.

Mary is a nature activist, a self-described reformed Landscape Designer, the author of "The Garden Awakening", and the inspiration behind the 2015 movie Dare to be Wild – Cultivating Place revisits this BEST OF episode in celebration of NSPR’s Fall Membership Drive. Listen in!

Margaret Renkl

"Loss is the twin of love" – so writes Margaret Renkl in her human and moving memoir of place, plants, people and life entitled "Late Migrations – A Natural History of Love and Loss". 

 

Margaret is a gardener, an observer, a contributing writer at the New York Times, and she joins Cultivating Place this week from her home in Tennessee.

 

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Georgina Reid

TRUTH, BEAUTY, CHAOS & PLANTS - May Day is upon us and we celebrate in conversation with Australian gardener and writer - Georgina Reid. Based in Australia, her work under the name of The Planthunter finds truth beauty chaos and what it is to live an important life – in constant relationship with Plants. Join us.

 

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Dr. Anurag Agrawal

In 2018, scientists reported dramatic losses in populations of one of North America’s most charismatic insects, the Monarch butterfly, with an estimated 14.8 percent decline of Eastern Monarchs and a precipitous 86% percent 1-year decline in Western Monarchs. While Monarchs are known for seasonal fluctuations in their numbers, this week we speak with Monarch researcher Dr. Anurag Agrawal of Cornell University to learn more.

Cultivating Place: Garden Bloggers Fling

Mar 7, 2019
Denver Business Journal

On Cultivating Place this week – we’re joined by Pam Penick of the Garden Blog Digging and founder of the Garden Bloggers Fling, together with Judy Seaborn co-owner of Botanical Interest Seeds in Denver, Co and organizer of this year’s Fling – we explore the intimacy and generosity of Gardeners - specifically garden bloggers - when they gather. The Garden Bloggers Fling has been gathering since 2008 and this year it meets to share knowledge and joy in Denver, Colorado in June. Join us.

Working to ensure a bright and just future for U.S. Agriculture – that’s the work of the The National Young Farmers coalition whose advocacy, trainings and PODCAST are educations in themselves. Cultivating Place is in conversation this week with Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director of the coalition and a vibrant young, independent farmer and gardener herself. Join us – Thursday at 10 am, Sunday at 9 here on www.mynspr.org.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Home of the famed spring plant sale HORTLANDIA, The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is a thriving community of gardeners and Hort Heads who offer year round, lifelong learning and plant nerd opportunities. Cultivating Place is joined this week by Nancy Goldman of the HPSO to continue our exploration of the different ways in which we gardeners gather, learn and grow together. There’s always more to learn - Join us Thursday at 10 am and Sunday at 9 am here on NSPR.

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