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In Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden we will speak with a wide variety of people passionate about plants, gardens and natural history. We will explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us. We will delve into the who, what, where and how of these interconnections, as well as into the why. The intention and universal impulse of the why is so often what drives the power and meaning of a garden and a gardener.

In Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden we will speak with a wide variety of people passionate about plants, gardens and natural history. We will explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us. We will delve into the who, what, where and how of these interconnections, as well as into the why. The intention and universal impulse of the why is so often what drives the power and meaning of a garden and a gardener.
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In Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden we will speak with a wide variety of people passionate about plants, gardens and natural history. We will explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us. We will delve into the who, what, where and how of these interconnections, as well as into the why. The intention and universal impulse of the why is so often what drives the power and meaning of a garden and a gardener.

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Episodes

Cultivating A Gardening Culture - With Home Gardener Tucker Fitzpatrick

10/17/2019
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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! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for...

Duration:00:56:36

BEST OF: Daring to be Wild - We ARE The Ark - with Irish Plantswoman, Mary Reynolds

10/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:56:48

Considering Our Gardens From The Inside Out - The First Next Room With Architect David Abelow

10/3/2019
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This week Cultivating Place is joined by award winning architect David Abelow. David asks us look at our gardens from the inside out and his exploration of our gardens as the “first next room” out of every door and window gets us re-viewing what our gardens are and can be. Listen in! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating Place. We can't thank you enough for making it possible for this young program...

Duration:00:56:16

A Natural History of Love & Loss: Late Migrations With Margaret Renkl

9/26/2019
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"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. Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating Place. We can't thank you...

Duration:00:55:55

Restoring The Land, Restoring A Family - Dean Kuipers On The Deer Camp

9/19/2019
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Dean Kuipers has studied and written about the field of environmental politics and the human-nature relationship for decades. His most recent book "The Deer Camp" is a memoir of both place and people - recounting how restoring a piece of land with his father and his brothers also restored their family bonds and abiding love. He joins Cultivating Place this week to share more - LISTEN IN! To read more and see many photos, please go to www.Cultivatingplace.com Cultivating Place now has a...

Duration:00:55:50

At Home - With Plants, With Baylor Chapman, Lila B Design

9/12/2019
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Baylor Chapman loves plants and she’s spent a good part of her career helping people to learn about, see, love and care for plants wherever people might need them – in their homes, offices, work spaces, apartments. She believes they make us healthier, happier, better people and I agree. As students return to dorms and workers return to offices post summer – Baylor joins Cultivating Place this week to encourage us to tend toward more green – stay with us! Cultivating Place now has a donate...

Duration:00:54:21

In Search of the Canary Tree, and other Thoughts on Resilience with Dr. Lauren E. Oakes

9/5/2019
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Dr. Lauren E. Oakes is a conservation and adaptation scientist working to model and communicate how people can adapt at local levels to the GLOBAL climate crisis. Her book In Search of the Canary Tree: the Story of a Scientist, a Cypress and a Changing World is the chosen Book in Common for Chico and California State University, Chico this coming academic year. Lauren joins Cultivating Place this week to share her journey story and other thoughts on resilience in our changing world....

Duration:00:56:29

BEST OF CP: TO BE A SEED KEEPER, Rowen White

8/29/2019
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As we head into the month of September, and we tend toward the Autumnal Equinox later in the month, I am reminded of this being one of the best seed seasons in our gardens and in our wildlands. Ecosystems everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere are reminded by the light of the need to set seed before growing season’s end. I thought this was a perfect moment to return to one of the episodes from our series last year entitled Seeds of September. Today Cultivating Place revisits our conversation...

Duration:00:53:41

High Ground: Penstemons & Other Alpine Plants, Mike Kintgen, Curator at Denver Botanic Gardens

8/22/2019
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Alpine and Steppe plants are uniquely interesting individuals and communities of plants that thrive in extreme conditions of high elevations and dry locations around the globe. This week on Cultivating Place, we head to high ground with Mike Kintgen, Curator of Alpine Plants at the Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver CO and member of the American Penstemon Society to learn more about these charismatic plant communities. Join us! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much...

Duration:00:56:14

Plant Me A Rainbow, Meg Herndon And Sandra Nam Cioffi

8/15/2019
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On Cultivating Place this week, we speak with two Landscape Architects who came together to create and offer out to the gardening world beautiful, functional gardens that are inspired, interesting, innovative and accessible to all. Meg Herndon and Sandra Nam Cioffi share more about the concept behind their Plant Me a Rainbow, based on this garden life as a crucible in which your own values become clear, these two women created a plan to help more people create richly flowering gardens....

Duration:00:56:05

Where The Wild Things Are: The Wild Yards Project, With David Newsom

8/8/2019
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David Newsom is a filmmaker, storyteller, and outdoorsman. But when his daughter was born he realized he wanted to bring her butterflies, bees and all the rich diversity of the world, and so he became a gardener to a wild backyard. That very human impulse led to his founding of the Wild Yards Project – a non profit organization working to encourage and support the creation of native plant habitat gardens through audio visual stories of native plant visionaries and webbuilding. He shares more...

Duration:00:56:30

Reading A Landscape, Courtney Allen Of The Native Plant Trust

8/1/2019
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This week we dive deep into a conversation on being more observant in our places with historic preservationist Courtney Allen, Director of Public Programs at the Native Plant Trust. Together we explore all that we can learn from really seeing and READING our landscapes: lessons and insights on history, culture, climate, integrity, humility, and accountability are all there. Listen in! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope...

Duration:00:54:17

TO BE A PLACEMAKER With Gardener And Spiritual Memoirist Christie Purifoy

7/25/2019
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As gardeners we are many things, among these we are place makers. What does it mean to be a placemaker – what is learned, what is lost, what is gained in the making of any place. This week on Cultivating Place we consider the nature and meaning of placemaking with mother, gardener, and spiritual memoirist Christie Purifoy. She lives and gardens with her husband and four children at Maplehurst, a Victorian red brick farmhouse in southeastern Pennsylvania. Listen in! Cultivating Place now has...

Duration:00:55:22

PLANTING YOUR TRUTH with Horticulturist and Public Horticulture Leader in the Making, Abra Lee

7/18/2019
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Abra Lee is a public horticulture leader in the making. From rural roots in Georgia, to a passion for pop music and style, she sees the interweaving of horticulture and our everyday lives as a path to increasing horticulture’s relevance and importance for everyone. An advocate for Planting Your Truth – she shares more on Cultivating Place this week. Listen in! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating...

Duration:00:55:45

On Posh Cow Parsley & Other Adventures In Growing Flowers From Seed, Clare Foster

7/11/2019
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There are few things so affirming as growing plants from seed, this week on Cultivating Place, we talk about the adventures of growing flowers from seed with Clare Foster, Garden Editor of House & Garden, UK. A gardener, author, and seed-sower herself, Clare’s newest book (with co-author, with Sabina Rüber) is "The Flower Garden: How to Grow Flowers From Seed” (Laurence King, 2019). It’s fun, colorful, and easy! Listen in! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for...

Duration:00:54:19

Robin Wall Kimmerer On Gardening And Citizenship

7/4/2019
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On this Fourth of July – Cultivating Place is pleased to be in conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge And The Teachings Of Plants.” Together we explore the interrelationship between gardening and citizenship. She states: "I think that is our deepest longing - to belong to each other and to belong to this larger community of life and for me this notion of tending the garden at all the scales we’ve been implying here...

Duration:00:55:14

A Garden Can Be Anywhere, With Lauri Kranz Of Edible Gardens LA + More

6/27/2019
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As summer heats us up and slows us down, the garden and in particular the edible garden is front and center. This week Cultivating Place is joined by Lauri Kranz, of Edible Gardens LA conversing about how growing your own food is one of the most empowering things you’ll ever do. Stay With us! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating Place. We can't thank you enough for making it possible for this young...

Duration:00:54:29

A Father Daughter Horticultural Conversation with Robert & Catherine Hanss

6/20/2019
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Robert Hanss and his daughter Catherine are a father-daughter duo in the Northeast working together to create and care for gardens and horticulture traditions and relationships that will last for generations to come. In this week following Father’s Day, and day before the Summer Solstice, they join us to talk about the changing nature of horticultural business models and the lasting legacy of family – landscapes included. Join us! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so...

Duration:00:55:08

FOR THE LOVE OF BUGS with Entomologist, Gardener and Educator Nadia Ruffin

6/13/2019
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Nadia Ruffin is an entomologist, gardener and educator. She is the founder of Agricademy Inc, and Urban Farm Sista based in Cincinnati, Ohio. A lover of bugs and all life forms since very young herself, Nadia loves sharing this admiration and curiosity, with youth especially. In 2018 the Cincinnati City Council honored Nadia’s farming and agriculture initiatives, the primary focus of which is to share her knowledge and passion for the biological world and all that it offers to us in the way...

Duration:00:54:44

Best Of: Soul Fire Farm - Committed To Ending Racism In The Food System

6/8/2019
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Soul Fire Farm is a working farm in upstate New York. Co-founded by Leah Penniman, the farm and all its work is committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. Leah is also the author of “Farming While Black,” in which she documents her work and passion for black and brown people coming back into healthy relationship with land and good food. As we enter the month of June, graduations, weddings and easing into summer, we revisit our conversation with the inspirational Leah...

Duration:00:54:58