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The Happy Wanderer: The Journey Story Of Plantsman Bob Hyland

56:16 | May 23rd

In a variation on the Dispatches from the Home Garden series, this week we enjoy a Dispatches from the Home Gardener and Plantsperson. Self-described Happy Wanderer, plantsman Bob Hyland of Hyland Garden design currently of Portland Oregon has lived...Show More
GREEN UP: Brooklyn Botanic Garden's The Greenest Block In Brooklyn!

58:05 | May 16th

The best public gardens are in fact community gardens at some level, this week on Cultivating Place we’re speaking with gardeners from New York City’s Borough of Brooklyn where for 25 years the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has hosted the Greenest Block i...Show More
LIFE FORCE & MOTHER's DAY, Louesa Roebuck Of Foraged Flora

56:46 | May 9th

LIFE FORCE: In honor of mother’s day here in the US this coming weekend, we’re joined by artist, floral designer, textile designer and all around creative Louesa Roebuck, co-author of the beautiful book Foraged Flora – A year of Gathering and Arrangi...Show More
Truth, Beauty, Chaos And Plants: THE PLANTHUNTER Australia

56:59 | May 2nd

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...Show More
Daring To Be Wild - We ARE The Ark - With Irish Plantswoman, Mary Reynolds

57:57 | Apr 25th

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 pl...Show More
Nature Gardens At The Natural History Museum of LA County

56:55 | Apr 18th

In our fifth episode in our five part series on our gardens as habitat and we gardeners as powerful land stewards and biodiversity protectors, we visit a remarkable public garden in California during California Native Plant Week. The Nature Gardens ...Show More
Hummingbirds In Our Gardens, With Dr. Susan Wethington

55:37 | Apr 11th

Hummingbirds are a beloved and charismatic creature of the Americas, the more than 350 species of which have coevolved with the flora of the Americas for millions of years. Cultivating Place is joined in our ongoing discussion of our gardens as impor...Show More
The Migratory Bird Garden, The Shedd Aquarium, W/ Horticulturist Christine Nye

56:46 | Apr 5th

In this our third in a five part series, on our gardens as important habitat links for the wildlife of our regions we’re joined by Horticulturist Christine Nye of Chicago’s historic – and state of the art 21st century - lakeside Shedd Aquarium. Chris...Show More
Monarchs And Milkweed - Our Gardens As Habitat Series Episode 2 of 5

58:26 | Mar 28th

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 ...Show More
The Xerces Society & Their BEE CITY Initiative - Ep. 1 Of 5 Gardens As Healthy Habitat

59:48 | Mar 21st

The news goes from bad to worse when we’re talking about biodiversity, insect declines and habitat loss in our world. This week we kick off an all new five-week curated series on the critically important habitat our gardens provide - what it means, w...Show More
Spring Break Special: Kids At Play (Outside), With Amanda Thomsen & Nancy Striniste

1:04:45 | Mar 14th

Spring is right around the corner and Spring Break Season is here – have you been outside lately? Have you been outside to play? Our guests this week on Cultivating Place are Amanda Thomsen of Kiss My Aster and Backyard Adventure, and Nancy Striniste...Show More
Gather, Learn, Grown: The Garden Bloggers Fling

59:23 | Mar 8th

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 exp...Show More
Farming's Bright & Just Future - The NYFC With Lindsey Lusher Shute

57:00 | Feb 28th

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 Lind...Show More
Hortlandia: The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, with Nancy Goldman

57:15 | Feb 21st

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, life long learning and plant nerd opportunities. Cultivating Place is joined this week by Nanc...Show More
Wave Hill And The Lifelong Learning Of Gardeners

53:00 | Feb 14th

Gardeners and naturalists are remarkably ardent self-directed, life-long learners and doers. And the winter season is well-adapted to gardeners’ continuing education and community building, this week we’re joined by Louis Bauer of Wave Hill a New Yor...Show More
The Audacity Of Interconnecting With Plants: Tree, By Melina Sempill Watts

59:36 | Feb 7th

As an early Valentine to this garden life and plant loving community, Cultivating Place offers out a conversation with Melina Sempill Watts, author of Tree – a labor of audacity and arborphilia, Tree invites us to remain wide open, to listen and abso...Show More
Fire Recovery Guide, With CNPS

56:25 | Jan 31st

Just three months since California’s November 2018 Fires made global headlines, the great winter greening of our state is underway and with it the urge to GROW - in humans as in plants. On the opposite side of the globe from us are holding their brea...Show More
Best Of - The Danger Garden - Dispatches From The Home Garden With Loree Bohl

58:07 | Jan 25th

Danger Ahead: Home gardener and garden blogger Loree Bohl loves a garden with stand-out foliage and bold form. But pay attention - it can be dangerous out there! Loree writes: "Nice plants are boring – my love is for plants that can hurt you. Agave, ...Show More
Fruit As The Currency Of Memory With Fruit Forager, Sara Bir

58:42 | Jan 17th

For Sara Bir – food librarian, forager, chef and author – fruit are sweet, delicious, sexy and tactile – but every bit as important – they among her currency of memory. Sara, whose new book The Fruit Forager’s Companion is out now from Chelsea Green,...Show More
Plant-Colored Glasses: A Botanist's Life

1:00:37 | Jan 10th

Plants are all around us, and wherever there are plants, there are likely to be botanists at work trying to study, know and understand them better for us all. This week on Cultivating Place, botanist Linnea Hanson joins us to talk about the life of a...Show More
An Exercise In Intimacy: Turning Into Flowers

1:00:11 | Jan 3rd

As an exercise in intimacy for the New Year – this week on Cultivating Place, we visit an artistic and botanical project in South Africa known as Turning Into Flowers, which strives to combine a wide variety of cultural perspectives to create a new r...Show More
Floral Tete A Tete Fun For The New Year

54:00 | Dec 27th, 2018

Some Floral tete a tete fun visits Cultivating Place this week just in time for the New Year. Josh Werber – founder of Floral Tete a Tete, a creative journey that began with a challenge to create an artistic floral headpiece every week for a year - t...Show More
Recalibrating Our Nervous Systems & Floral Artistry With Max Gill

54:00 | Dec 20th, 2018

Recalibrating our nervous systems and the art of seasonal, local floral design is what we’re exploring On CP this week with Max Gill, floral designer perhaps best known for his weekly floral artistry at Chez Panisse in Berkeley California. On the eve...Show More
When We Talk With Our Gardens: Ilene Flax, Dispatches From The Home Garden Inbox

58:52 | Dec 13th, 2018

In constant conversation with her home garden, our guest this week on Cultivating Place is committed to both the listening and the speaking roles. In this newest episode in our occasional series, Dispatches from the Home Garden, Ilene Flax of Boulder...Show More
Seasonal Garden Book Round Up

58:08 | Dec 6th, 2018

Did you say you needed a good Garden Book Recommendation?! The holidays and end of year are upon us – and with them, all those lists. Things to do, food to cook, intentions to make, gifts to consider. To help in your deliberations, this week, I’ve ga...Show More
Adaptation & Innovation - Abigail Willis & The Compendium Of Amazing Gardening

1:00:19 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Do you ever stop to wonder where your garden tools came from? The history behind plant and garden trends or techniques? Gardens and garden history are microsms of world history and every story illuminates the larger course of humanity. In her new boo...Show More
Wanderlust GardenLust: An Armchair Tour Of Some Of The World’s Best New Gardens

55:33 | Nov 22nd, 2018

In the wake, and still the fury of the #CAMPFIRE here in Northern California - we lean into some escapism on this long weekend of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Last week we prepared ourselves for the season of gratitude and this week we here in the...Show More
Gratitude & Morning Altars BEST OF

1:01:53 | Nov 18th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, we revisit our Gratitude Special of last year - celebrating this season of harvest, of taking stock, of giving back, of deep GRATITUDE and of preparing for the restorative dark of winter ahead. Our central conversation...Show More
No Ghosts But A Good Story: The Asa Gray Garden Renovation At Mt. Auburn Cemetery

56:20 | Nov 13th, 2018

In this week after All Hallow eve, Day of the Dead, Samhain, All Saints Day, and All Soul’s day – I thought – let’s visit a garden for our ancestors. This week we head East, to hear about a renovation project of the Asa Gray Garden at the historic Mt...Show More
Soul Fire Farm – Ending Racism In The Food System

57:26 | Nov 1st, 2018

Soul Fire Farm is a working farm in upstate New York committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system, co-founded by Leah Penniman. Leah is also the author of Farming While Black, documenting her work and passion for black and brown peopl...Show More
Ann Wood of Woodlucker Studios & Ngoc Minh Ngo Botanical Artistry Series, Part 4

56:30 | Oct 25th, 2018

"Our craving to connect with nature continues to be the perfect foil for the magic of the human imagination," writes photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo. This week Cultivating Place wraps up "Artober" with Minneapolis based 3-dimensional paper artist Ann Woo...Show More
Julia Lucey & Botanical Aquatint Etching; Botanical Artistry Series, Part 3

41:17 | Oct 18th, 2018

There’s an ancient association between the botanical world and the inspiration it provides to artists of all kinds. For our Botanical Artistry series part three, we meet Julia Lucey, whose painterly aquatint etching collage pieces evocatively depict ...Show More
Obi Kaufmann & The California Field Atlas; Botanical Artistry Of October, Part 2

55:02 | Oct 12th, 2018

There’s an ancient association between the botanical world and the inspiration it provides to artists of all kinds. For our Botanical Artistry series part two, we meet Obi Kaufmann – author and artist of The California Field Atlas – he sometimes call...Show More
GRAPHIC and EPIC: Kate Blairstone & Mona Caron; Botanical Artistry Series, Part 1

53:58 | Oct 4th, 2018

There’s an ancient association between the botanical world and art inspired by it. This week on Cultivating Place, we kick off a four-part series in which we hear about the process, purpose and passions of five different artists all expressing their ...Show More
The Seeds Of Who We Grow To Become: Stonegate Farm; Seeds Of September, Part 4

54:13 | Sep 27th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, our final in the Seeds of September series we're joined by Matthew Benson of Stonegate Farm in New York's Hudson Valley, where he is his very own, very small agricultural district sowing seeds to grow other growers. Jo...Show More
To Be A Seed Keeper: Rowen White & Sierra Seed; Seeds Of September, Part 3

55:35 | Sep 20th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, the third installment in the Seeds of September four part series– we’re joined by Rowen White, founder of Sierra Seeds a seed and seed advocacy cooperative in Nevada County, Calif. Rowen, a Mohawk woman who serves on t...Show More
Ira Wallace And Southern Exposure Seed Exchange; Seeds Of September, Part 2

54:30 | Sep 13th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, the second installment in the Seeds of September four part series – when we’re joined by plantswoman, seed advocate, farmer and author Ira Wallace of the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and the Heritage Harvest Festiva...Show More
Jere Gettle, Organic Seed Alliance, Redwood Seeds; Seeds Of September, Part 1

1:02:16 | Sep 6th, 2018

Welcome to The Seeds of September – this week on Cultivating Place we kick off our four-part series in conversation with Jere Gettle of Baker Creek Seeds, and more from the Organic Seed Alliance and Redwood Seeds. I think you’re going to love it! F...Show More
More To Life Than Meets The Eye - Eugenia Bone, Author Of "Microbia"; Best of CP

55:36 | Aug 30th, 2018

They are in your garden by the billions, they are in your food, in your house, and all over your skin. They partner us in all we do and they make all that we do well possible to start with. This week on Cultivating Place we revisit a conversation w...Show More
Tools Make The Man — Or Woman, Best Of Cultivating Place

54:03 | Aug 23rd, 2018

The right tools can make all the difference in our lives and in our work. This is as true in gardening as in all other aspects of life. This week on Cultivating Place we revisit a conversation with Dorian Winslow, president of Womanswork. Almost 33 y...Show More
In The Night Garden With The International Dark-Sky Association, Best Of Cultivating Place

53:10 | Aug 16th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, we spend a little time revisiting our conversation exploring and appreciating the many gifts of darkness with the International Dark-Sky Association. This conversation is from December and the season of Winter Solsti...Show More
Gardening Under Australian Skies, A Conversation With Pen Pender, Best Of Cultivating Place

51:31 | Aug 14th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, a best of conversation with a home gardener who has moved not just gardens, but continents and hemispheres. As we just reached the height of sunlight with our summer solstice, she eased into her winter. She shares a ga...Show More
Leslie Bennett & Pine House Edible Gardens, Best Of Cultivating Place

56:04 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Leslie Bennett is a garden designer of both English and Jamaican descent working out of Oakland, CA. With a Jamaican-born husband, a two year old son, and knowledgeable, passionate views about the importance of cultural heritage, on cultivating Place...Show More
The Garden In Every Sense And Season

56:11 | Jul 26th, 2018

The garden is a full contact playground engaging us at all levels: We can hear, we can taste, we can see and smell - touch and feel. Tovah Martin is gardener and garden writer who explores the truth and the manifold joys of this truth in her new book...Show More
New England Wild Flower Society

55:32 | Jul 19th, 2018

The New England Wild Flower Society is one of the oldest native plant conservation organizations in the country and represents the New England states. Their new book Native Plants for the New England Gardens is a perfect reference for their ecologica...Show More
Beth Chatto Garden & Garden Symposium

55:19 | Jul 12th, 2018

In May of this year, the gardening world – specifically the ecologically based gardening world – lost one of it’s great leaders, Beth Chatto. This August her gardens and educational trust are hosting a symposium to honor her life and her work. On Cul...Show More
The Case Of The Poached Dudleya

54:14 | Jul 5th, 2018

This week we’re joined by two native plantspeople – Julie Nelson and Michael Kauffmann - to delve into the unsettling case of the poached Dudleya this last year here in California – join us as we explore the interesting, sometimes bothersome issues a...Show More
Wallflowers - Nekisha Durrett and the U.S. Botanic Garden

53:27 | Jun 28th, 2018

In preparation for the 4th of July holiday, this week we visit our nation’s capital and the U.S. Botanic Garden. We’re joined by Devin Dotson, exhibits specialist and Nekisha Durrett, a featured artist in an epic summer mural exhibit at the Gardens -...Show More
National Pollinator Week With Biologist Dave Goulson

56:54 | Jun 21st, 2018

On Cultivating Place today we celebrate National Pollinator Week in the US when we’re joined by British biologist, conservationist and Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex in England, Dave Goulson. A gardener and bumblebee expert, Dave is...Show More
School Gardens: Kevin Jordan & Leo Palmiter's High School Garden Program

56:01 | Jun 14th, 2018

It is now officially summer vacation for most public school districts in the US. Today, Cultivating Place takes a little field trip to visit Sacramento high school teacher Kevin Jordan’s garden program which adds fresh air and fresh thinking in the c...Show More
Five Seasons - The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf

56:14 | Jun 7th, 2018

In the global gardening world, Piet Oudolf is synonymous with a naturalistic planting style - rich in sweeps of grouped flowering perennials (often North American wildflower and prairie plants) and characterized by dramatic seasonal dynamics and ecol...Show More
The Humane Gardener With Nancy Lawson

56:18 | May 31st, 2018

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word Humane as this: Being characterized by consideration of other, compassionate. This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Nancy Lawson author of – The Humane Gardener, Nurturing a Backyard Habitat fo...Show More
Memorial Day - A Reflection Garden, Southern CT State University

56:51 | May 24th, 2018

Entryways of Civility, Pathways of Kindness: A Reflection and Social Justice Garden on the Campus of Southern Connecticut University in New Haven, CT. Originally conceived to celebrate the lives and lights of four women Alumnae of Southern Connecticu...Show More
A Tea Garden In Tivoli, Dispatches From The Home Garden

55:16 | May 17th, 2018

Unprecedented – Never to Happen Again. This Zen idiom refers specifically to the transient nature of time and each and every moment no matter how seemingly mundane. This sacredness in the everyday is at the heart of our Dispatches from the Home Garde...Show More
Art In The Garden, Art From The Garden With Melody Overstreet

54:38 | May 10th, 2018

Art in the garden, art from the Garden – these are concepts familiar to most gardeners and yet for many of us also perhaps still largely unplumbed. This week, we visit with Iranian-American artist and plant person, Melody Overstreet to speak more abo...Show More
More To Life Than Meets The Eye - Eugenia Bone, Author Of "Microbia"

55:19 | May 4th, 2018

They are in your garden by the billions, they are in your food, in your house, and all over your skin. They partner us in all we do and they make all that we do well possible to start with. Listen in to this week's Cultivating Place, when we’re joine...Show More
Cultivating Place: Gardening While Young—National Children & Youth Garden Symposium 2018

57:01 | Apr 26th, 2018

The second best time to become a gardener and nature lover is right now. The first best time, is as a child. This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Nora McDonald and Katherine Somerville of the American Horticultural Society and by Fiona Do...Show More
Cultivating Place: CA Native Plant Week & Dispatches From The Home Garden With Vincent Bellino

41:09 | Apr 19th, 2018

Happy California Native Plant Week! The California Floristic Province is home to on the order of 6,500 native plant species and there are those among us who love and want to ensure the long life of the genetics and habitats of every single one. Today...Show More
Cultivating Place: Monticello - The Gardens And Gardening Legacy Of Thomas Jefferson

52:47 | Apr 12th, 2018

On April 13th, Statesman and third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, would be 275 years old. He was also an avid and curious and acquisitive gardener and plant lover. His historic home and garden, Monticello, is an UNESCO Heritage sig...Show More
Cultivating Place: Emily Murphy Grow What You Love

55:10 | Apr 5th, 2018

Grow what you love, it’s advice we’re given early in our gardening adventures as to how to choose what to plant, to tend and to pray over. Grow the food you love to eat, grow the flowers you love to look at or smell, grow the tree whose canopy you’d ...Show More
Cultivating Place: What A Mountain Tastes Like With Pascal Baudar

55:08 | Mar 29th, 2018

Have you ever thought: that is just what the mountains taste like? That is just what the forest or the ocean must taste like? For wildcrafter Pascal Baudar, author of The New Wildcrafted Cuisine and The Wildcrafting Brewer, from Chelsea Green Publish...Show More
Best Of Cultivating Place: The Nurturing Plant Power Of Mama Maiz

50:41 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Nurturing – that’s what comes to mind when I think of the work of Blanca Diaz also known as Mama Maiz. Blanca is a practicing doula and herbalist whose work takes her around the country teaching and practicing plant based healing. She nurtures new mo...Show More
Cultivating Place: Maria Failla - Bloom & Grow Radio

56:07 | Mar 15th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with Maria Failla, the host of Bloom & Grow Radio – a unique podcast from New York City designed specifically for indoor plant people, urban jungle dwellers, houseplant enthusiasts and succulent killers ...Show More
Cultivating Place: Benjamin Vogt - A New Garden Ethic

50:47 | Mar 8th, 2018

Benjamin Vogt is a next generation student of the beloved conservationist and writer Aldo Leopold and a passionate nature and garden advocate himself. In his book “A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion For An Uncertain Future” he takes t...Show More
Cultivating Place: Designing With Palms, A Conversation With Jason Dewees

55:57 | Mar 1st, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, Designing with Palms – in the heart of Spring Break season where those of us in colder climes might be longing for a warm, sunny, palm punctuated beach, we dig into this remarkable plant family and get above and beyond...Show More
Cultivating Place: A Pot Spot Classic (Handcrafted) Stone Vessels

54:34 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Most gardeners - of the indoor or outdoor variety - love (and covet) a good pot. For house plants, for focal points, for cut arrangements, for … well, just for the love of them. We might even be known to over-collect, over-indulge, over-spend, and ov...Show More
Best Of Cultivating Place: The Healing Power Of Gardens With Author And Gardener Clare Cooper Marcus

55:23 | Feb 15th, 2018

The healing power of gardens and nature is well known to almost anyone who gardens and has been recorded by gardeners, landscape designers and medical practitioners as far back as antiquity. This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Dr. Clare Co...Show More
Land And Water - A Conversation And Upcoming Conference With Hunter Ten Broeck

55:22 | Feb 8th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, we talk land and water with Hunter Ten Broeck of WaterWise Landscapes Inc. in Albuquerque, NM. No matter where we live, or how differently our land and our water supplies and sources may look, our gardens and our natur...Show More
The Danger Garden - Dispatches From The Home Garden With Loree Bohl Of Portland, OR

54:22 | Feb 1st, 2018

Danger! Home gardener, garden communicator and blogger Loree Bohl, loves a garden with stand-out foliage and bold form. But pay attention to where you’re going, or as her mail carrier and her little dog Lila both know - it can be dangerous out there...Show More
Cultivating Place: North America's Largest Ecosystem - The Prairies and Plains With Brad Guhr

55:50 | Jan 26th, 2018

Last week we talked "Little House on the Prairie" and this week we visit the grassland prairies and plains of Kansas. According to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower center in Texas, Tallgrass prairi...Show More
Cultivating Place: Happy Birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder

54:51 | Jan 18th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place, we’re celebrating the February 7th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder with Author and historian Marta McDowell. Her newest book is: "The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little Hou...Show More
Cultivating Place: Dispatches From The Home Garden – Laura Christman And Planet Pomegranate

53:58 | Jan 11th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place our next in the occasional series of Dispatches from the Home Garden - this time through the lens of a regional newspaper's gardening columnist. Every region needs a paper and at least 1 regionally knowledgeable gardeni...Show More
Cultivating Place: A Seasonal Feast For The Senses, Sarah Statham Of Simply By Arrangement

55:08 | Jan 4th, 2018

This week on Cultivating Place we start off the new year with some thoughts on life and our gardens as feasts for the senses, with an eye toward life-long learning and encouraging our own senses of adventure - with purpose. Sarah Statham of Simply by...Show More
Cultivating Place: A New Year Vision: The Abiquiu, NM Garden Of Georgia O'Keeffe

54:26 | Dec 28th, 2017

Georgia O’Keeffe is known as the innovative mother of modernism in the art world. She was also a gardener. O’Keeffe's garden in Abiquiu, NM has always moved me as a visionary, gardener’s garden - one of those gardens of the mind, the hands, the heart...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Spirit Of Christmas Past In The Garden

53:46 | Dec 21st, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place, a lesson in garden history seen through the lens of holiday decorations and traditions from seasons past when we’re joined by Laura Viancor, Head of Horticulture, from historic Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Vi...Show More
In The Night Garden: A Conversation With The International Dark Sky Association

53:02 | Dec 14th, 2017

This week before the Winter Solstice, Cultivating Place is exploring and appreciating the many benefits and beauty of winter’s bountiful darkness – in our gardens and in our wildlands. Join us to listen to the conversation with Keith Ashley and Amand...Show More
Bringing Nature Home – An Ongoing Entreaty: A Conversation With Doug Tallamy

52:55 | Dec 7th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by gardener, author, activist and entomologist, Doug Tallamy. Ten years ago, his first book "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in our Gardens," made clear how important our own home g...Show More
Cultivating Place: Holiday Blooms – A Conversation With Thomas Broom-Hughes Of Thomas Blooms Flowers

53:17 | Nov 30th, 2017

As we knock on the door of December, and the garden and its greenery call out to us in very different ways than they do in other seasons of the year, this week on Cultivating Place, we speak with British Gardener, Horticulturist and Floral designer T...Show More
Cultivating Place: Gratitude In The Garden

59:00 | Nov 23rd, 2017

The late autumn into winter months – from the Harvest Moon rising in October to the Winter Solstice on December 21st and through the beginning of the new calendar year, mark traditional seasons of gratitude, of giving thanks, and of offerings of gene...Show More
Cultivating Place: Tools Make The Man — Or Woman

50:27 | Nov 16th, 2017

The right tools can make all the difference in our lives and in our work. This is as true in gardening as in all other aspects of life. This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Dorian Winslow, president of Womanswork, a 35-year-old company whic...Show More
Cultivating Place: Kiss The Ground – The Hundreds Of Ways To Do Just This – With Finian Makepeace

51:13 | Nov 2nd, 2017

The 13th century Persian poet Rumi famously wrote: “Let the beauty you love be what you do, there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Ryland Engelhart and Finian Makepeace took these words to heart and in 2013 founded Kiss the Ground...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Nurturing Plant Power Of Mama Maiz

50:41 | Oct 26th, 2017

Nurturing – that’s what comes to mind when I think of the work of Blanca Diaz also known as Mama Maiz. Blanca is a practicing doula and herbalist whose work takes her around the country teaching and practicing plant based healing. She nurtures new mo...Show More
Best of Cultivating Place: Jinny Blom – The Thoughtful Gardener

50:43 | Oct 24th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Uk based garden designer Jinny Blom, whose new book is entitled “The Thoughtful Gardener: an intelligent approach to garden design”. After 17 years and more than 250 gardens designed around the globe, Ji...Show More
Cultivating Place: California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference

44:17 | Oct 18th, 2017

No matter where you live, the native plants of that area help define the beauty, history and meaning of all life there – from the soil, to the birds and bugs and mammals – four legged and two legged. On Cultivating Place this week we’re joined by the...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Central Texas Gardener

49:30 | Oct 18th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by a gardener who lives and works beneath the great, big beautiful Sky of Austin, Texas –one of many real gardening epi-centers in our country. Linda Lehmusvirta is a home gardener and gardening advocate i...Show More
Cultivating Place: Elizabeth Lawrence And Her Southern Garden

48:53 | Oct 18th, 2017

Elizabeth Lawrence was one of the grand dames of American horticulture in the 1900s. She was not only an avid gardener, but the first trained and licensed woman landscape architect out of the landscape architecture program at University of North Car...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Healing Power Of Gardens, With Author And Gardener Clare Cooper Marcus

50:20 | Sep 25th, 2017

The healing power of gardens and nature is well known to almost anyone who gardens and has been recorded by gardeners, landscape designers and medical practitioners as far back as antiquity. This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Dr. Clare Co...Show More
Cultivating Place: Cutting Back With Author Leslie Buck

50:21 | Sep 25th, 2017

In the realm of gardenways and traditional garden design being inextricably interwoven with a culture, for me the garden design and techniques, and gardens associated with Japanese culture stand out. This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Le...Show More
Cultivating Place: Gardens Of The Wild, Wild West – Lessons From Pioneers, With Mary Ann Newcomer

48:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

When you hear the phrase "gardens of the wild, wild west," what comes to mind? For gardener, author and radio host Mary Ann Newcomer of Boise, Idaho, there’s a long history of intrepid plants, gardens and gardeners that come before her — from the fir...Show More
Cultivating Place: Leslie Bennett & Pine House Edible Gardens

52:13 | Sep 25th, 2017

Leslie Bennett is a garden designer of both English and Jamaican descent working out of Oakland, CA. With a Jamaican-born husband, a two year old son, and knowledgeable, passionate views about the importance of cultural heritage, on cultivating Place...Show More
Cultivating Place: Land On Fire – A Conversation With Ecologist And Author Gary Ferguson

49:37 | Sep 25th, 2017

Late summer is fire season in the American West. A part of life. This week Cultivating Place speaks with Gary Ferguson, author of "Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West," a collection of scientific lectures about wildfire, which at t...Show More
Cultivating Place: Big Dreams, Small Garden – A Conversation With Marianne Willburn

50:52 | Sep 25th, 2017

In my experience, no home and garden are just perfect. And yet, they are just right if we bring the right perspective. Author and gardener Marianne Willburn shares this belief and she joins Cultivating Place this week to share more about her own gard...Show More
Cultivating Place: Dispatches From The Home Garden – Emily Wilkins, Seattle, WA

28:14 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place we hear the next in our series of Dispatches from the Home Garden, this time from a north Seattle neighborhood where artist, gardener and aspiring vermicompost farmer Emily Wilkins tends to composting worms, awkward old...Show More
Cultivating Place: Jinny Blom – The Thoughtful Gardener

50:43 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Uk based garden designer Jinny Blom, whose new book is entitled “The Thoughtful Gardener: an intelligent approach to garden design”. After 17 years and more than 250 gardens designed around the globe, Ji...Show More
Cultivating Place: A Wide-Angle Garden Design Education with Katharine Webster

40:52 | Sep 25th, 2017

There's something to be said for having deep and historic roots to one region – one gardening and natural history home. I have an admiration for gardeners who’ve been born and raised in the historic home territories of their families before them, who...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Wild Ornamental Buckwheats!

53:52 | Sep 25th, 2017

In life, there are generalists and there are specialists. This week on Cultivating Place, we’re speaking with botanist Dr. Ben Grady about his work with ornamental buckwheats and the upcoming Eriogonum Society conference in Weed, California. While y...Show More
Cultivating Place: 'Natural Selection' - A Conversation With Dan Pearson

50:26 | Sep 25th, 2017

It is full on summer. Perhaps you are in the very middle of summer holidays here at mid-July. If you are like me, there is a special anticipation to the books of summer we choose to companion us on holiday, at least one of which has to be a garden bo...Show More
Cultivating Place: Cultivating America's Gardens - Smithsonian Gardens

51:49 | Sep 25th, 2017

Over the past year of Cultivating Place interviews, we’ve heard references to the importance of the Smithsonian Gardens archives for the research of such historians, writers and gardeners as Marta McDowell while writing "All the President’s Gardens",...Show More
Cultivating Place: Gardening Under Australian Skies, A Conversation With Home Gardener Pen Pender

45:56 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with a home gardener who has moved not just gardens, but continents and hemispheres. As we just reached the height of sunlight with our summer solstice, she eased into her winter. She shares a gardening ...Show More
Cultivating Place: Revisiting The Cut Flower Garden Ahead Of American Flowers Week

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Next week – June 28 to July 4 – our country is celebrating American Flowers Week, celebrating American-grown flowers in 50 states. In celebration, Debra Prinzing, the founder of what’s known as the Slow Flowers LLC — who we interviewed last July — ha...Show More
Cultivating Place: Dispatches From the Home Garden – A Father-Daughter Garden Heritage Story

41:54 | Sep 25th, 2017

In our last Cultivating Place "Dispatches from the Home Garden," we heard from a young gardener experiencing her first garden dislocation/relocation in Sacramento, California. This week – in many ways in honor of Father’s Day — we hear from another h...Show More
Cultivating Place: An Edible Feast – Edible Communities Publications Turns 15

50:14 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place we hear the story of the first 15 years of the Edible Communities – the umbrella name of the many publishers who bring you the edible communities publications across the US and Canada. Fifteen years ago, two women who c...Show More
Cultivating Place: Dispatches From The Home Garden – Urban Homesteading And A Garden Journey

45:54 | Sep 25th, 2017

Gardening is a specifically human endeavor. It is a characterizing feature of our species, fairly well documented throughout our evolution. Which fascinates me. And each of us come to this endeavor for our own reasons and needs – sometimes very pract...Show More
Elevated – Gardens Of The High Line, With Landscape Designer Rick Darke

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

What do we mean when we use the word “wild” and why does it matter? In 2017, the New York City urban landscape commonly known as The High Line celebrates its official 5th birthday. This milestone is being marked by the publication of a new book entit...Show More
Cultivating Place: Paying Love’s Celebrations Forward, With Floral Designer Melinda Benson-Valavanis

27:29 | Sep 25th, 2017

Melinda Benson-Valavanis is a floral designer and owner of MCreations in Chico, CA. She recently committed her business to participating in a project called re-bloom – in which she accepts the flowers from a wedding or other large event after the eve...Show More
Cultivating Place: 'Heaven Is A Garden' And 'The Spirit Of Stone' With Author Jan Johnsen

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Jan Johnsen – a gardener, landscape designer and author of the books "Heaven is a Garden" and "The Spirit of Stone,” both published by St. Lynn’s Press. As a speaker for botanical garden show audiences...Show More
Cultivating Place: Earth Wisdom – John Muir, The Accidental Taoist – With Author Raymond Barnett

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Spring is a time of awakening and full sensory immersion in the world around us - even if we aren’t gardeners or nature lovers. It is hard to avoid, ignore or miss Spring’s reckless abundance and generosity. It is the perfect counterpoint to the wint...Show More
Cultivating Place: Energetic – The Dynamics Of Biodynamics At Fern Verrow Farm

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

Close to 21 years ago, a Cordon Bleu trained chef and business woman named Jane Scotter left a busy city life in London and bought a farm. She was joined not long after by another professional chef, Harry Astley. Together the two have taken their 16 ...Show More
Cultivating Place: California Native Plant Week – A Conversation With Dennis Mudd, Calscape

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

It is California Native Plant Week this week. Officially designated by the California Native Plant Society in 2010, this year the festivities and educational and awareness activities are scheduled all week April 15–23. In celebration of this and in ...Show More
Cultivating Place: 'Useful, With A Pleasant Degree Of Humor" – The Old Farmer's Almanac Turns 225

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

“Useful, with a pleasant degree of humor” — that is the tag line for the Old Farmer’s Almanac, an annual handbook for American growers, farmers and gardeners — celebrating its 225th year in publication this year. Every year for the past 225 years, fa...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Garden Conservancy’s 2017 Open Days Directory, With Laura Wilson

27:58 | Sep 25th, 2017

If you’re like me, you love getting out into your own garden, but visiting someone else’s garden is almost as good — there’s just less weeding required. The end of March/beginning of April is also the unofficial kick off of garden-visiting season, wi...Show More
Cultivating Place: 'The Chinese Kitchen Garden' With Wendy Kiang-Spray

27:58 | Sep 25th, 2017

Gardenways and "The Chinese Kitchen Garden" - a conversation with gardener and author, Wendy Kiang-Spray I am fairly accustomed to hearing the phrases “folk ways” and “food ways” and even ‘music ways” to describe the history, traditions, and myths a...Show More
Cultivating Place: Harvest – Stefani Bittner, Alethea Harampolis

23:32 | Sep 25th, 2017

Sometimes when you use the word garden – people immediately conjure up images of the ornamental perennial border, other people however conjure up colorful visions of the summer vegetable garden. In July of 2016, we were joined by Stefani Bittner of H...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Irish Garden With Fionnuala Fallon, Correspondent For The Irish Times

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

It is the eve of St. Patrick’s Day and it does seem that even if you’re not Irish per se, St. Patrick’s Day brings out a little bit of Irish in us all. And while I have no interest in green beer, I do have an interest in the green of the garden. To c...Show More
Cultivating Place: Dispatches From The Home Garden – Christin Geall, Victoria, BC

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Every garden has a story as does every gardener. In our next in the occasional series of Dispatches From the Home Garden, today we travel to the Pacific Northwest and cross the border to Canada, where we speak with a gardener, writer and floral desig...Show More
Cultivating Place: 'The Cut Flower Farm' – Erin Benzakein And The Flower Farmer Revolution

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

There is a flower farming revolution sweeping across our country and I for one am all for it. A few months back, Cultivating Place was joined by Debra Prinzing, the founder of the aptly named “slow flowers” and "American Grown Flower" movement in the...Show More
Cultivating Place: Presentation Is Everything—The Garden-Based Pottery Of Artist Frances Palmer

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

As gardeners or naturalists, we often share an urge to display our love – flowers or fruits of the season arranged in bottles and vases, in bowls and on platters. The deep beauty of the harvest and the season have a strong call. As gardeners who harv...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Roses Have It - Early Spring Rose Care And Rose Societies With Jolene Adams

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

Late winter early spring might be kind of quiet in the garden in terms of flowers, but it is very busy in terms of plant care – especially in the care of keeping of our roses. Roses are a favorite of many gardeners, a staple of many gardens, they ha...Show More
Cultivating Place: Dispatches From The Home Garden #1 - Christl Findling

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Have you ever noticed how every garden has a story? No matter how many gardeners might have worked that spot: just 2 - for instance mother nature AND you, or multitudes: you and the many who known or unknown may have worked that ground before you – ...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Nature Fix - How Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier And More Creative

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

“Anyone who’s gazed at the moon or stood still in a magnificent stand of trees knows what it’s like to experience the Power of Awe – it seems to slow time, proffer reverence for life and connect us to one another. Recent research shows that when we s...Show More
Cultivating Place: Digging Deep - Fran Sorin

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Digging deep: this is a phrase that has a wide variety of meanings and uses – both literal and figurative — in the garden, and in the body, mind and heart. In a new year, many of us have a tendency to generate a to-do list of tasks and projects to...Show More
Cultivating Place: Eliot Coleman And 'The Four-Season Harvest'

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

It is mid-January. It is deep mid-winter, even in my relatively mild USDA zone 9, Sunset zone 8. While I am fortunate enough to have a year-round Saturday farmer’s market available to me, my own home garden is looking spare. Which is at it should be ...Show More
Cultivating Place: River Partners

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

As a celebration of the many ways that one’s cultivation of place can benefit not only the individual cultivator – gardener or naturalist – this week on Cultivating Place I’m joined by John Carlon, president of River Partners, a nonprofit organizatio...Show More
Cultivating Place: Sunset Western Garden Test Gardens With Editor Johanna Silver

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Happy New Year! For over 100 years Sunset magazine has been inspiring gardens and gardeners in the American West. This year marks the first full year for Sunset’s gorgeous, innovative new demonstration and display gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma. Join ...Show More
Cultivating Place: Heidrun Sparkling Mead

29:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

There is something inherently satisfying about a full circle – a completion – a beginning brought to its fullness and coming to its natural end, which leads right into the next beginning. This full circle satisfaction is true for cycles of the moon, ...Show More
Cultivating Place: Michael Kauffmann, Founder And Editor Of Backcountry Press

27:29 | Sep 25th, 2017

In this season of the winter solstice — marked by the beauty and appreciative contemplation that mark the celebrations of winter holidays the world around, I very much wanted this week's Cultivating Place to acknowledge the diversity, value and fragi...Show More
Cultivating Place: In Bloom: Creating And Living With Flowers – Ngoc Minh Ngo

27:29 | Sep 25th, 2017

The famous British gardener and writer Vita Sackville-West stated that no room is ever complete without flowers. This week on Cultivating Place we explore this idea with Vietnamese-born New York Based photographer and writer Ngoc Minh Ngo. Her most r...Show More
Cultivating Place: Emily Dickinson – Poet Gardener

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

Emily Dickinson references plants, flowers, nature or her garden in more than one-third of her known poems, with many more references in her extensive correspondences with family and friends. Flowers and nature provided her with both “inspiration and...Show More
Stephen Orr - The New American Herbal

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

The term “herbal” refers to far more than a soothing tea or tasty spice. An herbal is a book or otherwise codified collection of knowledge about the use of plants for food or medicine. Dating back as far as ancient Egypt, Sumer and China, there are m...Show More
Cultivating Place: Winter Craft

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Every year about this time, the light wanes, the temperatures drop and we as people draw in a bit, hunker down and begin whatever we can of a winter dormancy. For gardeners and non-gardeners alike, I think, there is a human urge to sometimes craft ...Show More
Cultivating Place: Qayyum Johnson, Farm Manager Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

As we enter a traditional two-month period marked by celebrations of giving thanks, this week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Qayyum Johnson, farm manager of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Marin, CA. Practicing in the Zen Buddhist tradition and...Show More
Cultivating Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Gardens and Arboretum

29:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place, we speak with Steve Van Hoven Chief Arborist and Horticulture Supervisor of Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Gardens and Arboretum. This historic landscaped national military cemetery sits on the location of what ...Show More
Cultivating Place: Garden History: Blithewold And The Country Place Era Garden

28:01 | Sep 25th, 2017

Gardens can be important repositories for cultural and environmental history. From the plants included to materials used — you can read a great deal about time and place in any garden. This might be particularly true of gardens created and cared for ...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Garden Conservancy

27:53 | Sep 25th, 2017

Gardens and landscapes, gardeners and gardening are integral to our cultural literacy and sense of place and self as a nation. In 1989 Frank Cabot founded the Garden Conservancy in the United States in an effort to preserve exceptional gardens and la...Show More
Cultivating Place: Sustainability In Prisons Project

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

I don't know about you, but for me the garden grounds me, at the same time that it liberates me. Being out in nature - in the garden or on the trail - opens my mind and heart, settles me down while simultaneously teaching me about and connecting me t...Show More
Thomas Rainer And 'Planting In A Post-Wild World'

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

Thomas Rainer is a “horticultural futurist fascinated by the intersection of wild plants and human culture." A landscape architect by profession and a gardener by obsession, Rainer is co-author of “Planting in a Post-Wild World,” (Timber Press 2015)....Show More
Ruth Bancroft And Her Epic Dry Garden

28:01 | Sep 25th, 2017

Every garden has something to teach me – truly. About plants, about people, about space and light and place. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA – the result one dedicated gardener woman’s life-long cu...Show More
Cultivating Place: Gardening For Sustainable Cloth And Community

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Some people garden for food, some people garden for beauty, and some people garden and farm for cloth. Sandy Fisher is a weaver and fiber artist who since 1980 has literally interwoven her artistic eye, her impulse to garden, her love of natural fibe...Show More
Cultivating Place: Heirloom Bulbs With Scott Kunst Of Old House Gardens

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Today is the Autumnal Equinox. If gardening at its core is an activity of optimism, then planting fall bulbs is one of its most profound gestures of hope wherein you plant something that looks like next to nothing and then some months later – perhaps...Show More
Cultivating Place: With A Little Help: Fine Gardening And Fine Gardeners, A New Generation

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

Does simply removing your lawn bring you up to speed as a gardener? Have you noticed how when a lawn is replaced with a garden, some homeowners approach these new gardens with the same mow and blow management technique they afforded their prior lawns...Show More
Cultivating Place: Removing Lawn, Becoming a Gardener

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

In the wake of the ongoing drought in the state of California, the state and many municipalities have offered incentives for homeowners and businesses to replace their thirsty lawns with native and drought tolerant “plantings." Writer and activist M...Show More
Cultivating Place: Kelly Comras, Landscape Architect, Historian, And Author

27:58 | Sep 25th, 2017

Landscape architects create outdoor spaces with intention and thought. While the effects are often unnoticed consciously, they are absorbed and experienced nonetheless — impacting us, our culture, and our understanding of place — historically and rig...Show More
Dr. Peter Raven – Plant Biology And The Conservation Of Biodiversity

28:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Dr. Peter Raven is one of the leading plant biologists in the world today, having begun his botanical and natural history journey falling in love with the plants and animals of Central California, the Sierra Nevada and under the encouragement and men...Show More
Cultivating Place: Sasha Duerr — Rich, Healthy Pigments From The Garden

27:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

It's late summer. The light is shifting incrementally each day now — tilting toward a new season. I notice especially in those transitory, crepuscular moments of dawn and dusk. The light is moving towards a new, quieter season in the garden and the c...Show More
Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, Author Of 'When Mountain Lions are Neighbors'

29:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place, life in the garden gets a little more wild when we speak with Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California director of the National Wildlife Federation. Beth is the author of the recently released book titled "When Mountain Lions ...Show More
Cultivating Place: Stefani Bittner And The Beautiful Edible Garden And Its Multilayered Harvest

28:57 | Sep 25th, 2017

Sometimes when you use the word garden – people immediately conjure up images of the ornamental perennial border. Other people, however, conjure up colorful visions of the summer vegetable garden – beginning to groan this time of year under the abund...Show More
Cultivating Place: Humble Roots Nursery

27:57 | Sep 25th, 2017

Kristin Currin is owner and founder with her husband Drew Merritt of Humble Roots Native Plant Nursery in Mosier, Oregon. Situated at the interface between temperate rain forest, the Great Basin and the Columbia River Gorge, Humble Roots has a missi...Show More
Debra Prinzing And The Slow Flowers Movement

27:57 | Sep 25th, 2017

Cultivating Place this week welcomes Debra Prinzing, the producer of slowflowers.com, the online directory to American flower farms, and florists, shops and studios who source domestic and local flowers. I would be surprised if most people I spoke ...Show More
Cultivating Place: Marta McDowell, "All The Presidents' Gardens"

28:53 | Sep 25th, 2017

In this election year, and with the Independence Day holiday just past, we have something of a patriotic garden theme going. This week, we’re joined by Marta McDowell, a gardener, historian and writer who lives in Chatham, New Jersey. Her self-descri...Show More
Cultivating Place: Gardens For Heroes

29:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Are you a person who takes refuge in the natural world or your home garden? If so, then you appreciate the many benefits of these for regrouping from life’s stresses, large and small. As we look to the Fourth of July, we’re joined this week by Ann Me...Show More
Cultivating Place: Genny Arnold And California Native Bulbs

29:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Genny Arnold, Seed Program Manager at the Theodore Payne Foundation who speaks with us about the care and long-term keeping of our native geophytes — those coolest of plants which have an underground st...Show More
Cultivating Place: Jessica Lundberg, VP of Administration at Lundberg Family Farms

29:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

The impulse to garden is prismatic, right? It's about connection, about beauty, about plants, about productivity and self-sufficiency, about health and community. It can be political. It can be spiritual. Is the impulse that draws people to cultivat...Show More
The Xerces Society and Gardening For Butterflies (And Other Invertebrates!)

29:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Flower gardens grow flowers, vegetable gardens grow vegetables, and, yes, butterfly gardens grow butterflies. This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Matthew Shepherd of the Xerces Society, a national nonprofit organization based in Portland, ...Show More
Cultivating Place: Andrea Wulf

28:58 | Sep 25th, 2017

Ever wonder how a plant got its name? Or for whom it was named and why? Those are the sorts of questions that started historian and author Andrea Wulf down the path of her research. This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Ms. Wulf, the author...Show More
Cultivating Place: Ernie Wasson And Salvias

28:58 | Sep 25th, 2017

Salvias are among my favorite of flowers. Do I say that about a different plant group just about every other week? It could be. Let’s say then that this week, this time of year, salvias are among my very favorite of flowering plant groups. And it’s a...Show More
Cultivating Place: Mia Lehrer And Urban Landscapes

28:58 | Sep 25th, 2017

We all know that human development impacts nature, and that the most developed of human spaces — cities — without any nature in them, negatively impacts humans. Since the very beginnings of the fields of landscape architecture and public planning, th...Show More
Cultivating Place: Native Plants And California Flora Nursery

22:34 | Sep 25th, 2017

Nothing says place like the cultivation and caring for the plants native to your place. As gardeners we hear a lot about native plants. This is perhaps especially true in the past 20 years or so. And it is perhaps especially true in California, one o...Show More
Cultivating Place: Robin Parer And Geraniaceae

29:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Do you have particular plant groups you like more than most? Because of family history or where you live, perhaps? The Geranium family of flowering plants rank right up there for me. And I’m not alone. This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by R...Show More
Cultivating Place: Bloomin' Hope And 'The Language Of Flowers'

29:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Sometimes flowers, gardens and nature speaks to us. Sometimes we employ them to speak on our behalf. What do our gardens and flowers say to the world? This week on Cultivating Place, we're joined by two people who cultivate hope and opportunity throu...Show More
Cultivating Place: Dr. Bill Thomas On Reinventing Aging

29:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

This week, we’re joined by Dr. Bill Thomas: gardener, farmer, parent with his wife Jude, and Harvard-trained geriatrician and international authority on eldercare. In the 1990s he co-founded with his wife Jude a transformative philosophical approach ...Show More
Cultivating Place: The Atlanta Botanical Gardens

29:01 | Sep 22nd, 2017

On Cultivating Place this week we talk with Mary Pat Matheson and George DeMan, the current president and founding president of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens respectively. In April of this year, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens are reprising one of the...Show More
Cultivating Place: Elizabeth Hoover On Native Gardens, Social Justice, Food Sovereignty And More

29:01 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Sometimes our understanding of what gardening or a garden are can be expanded just by asking for someone else’s history and understanding of these terms. This week on Cultivating Place, we're joined by Dr. Elizabeth Hoover — gardener, beadworker, fa...Show More
Cultivating Place: Deborah Koons Garcia

29:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

If seed is the beginning and end of all plant life, soil is the place that most seeds call home. Soil then is a foundational aspect to any garden a very important place for all of us to cultivate consciously. This week on Cultivating Place, our con...Show More
Cultivating Place: Organic Seed Alliance

29:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

“Seed draws you in,” says Micaela Colley. “They capture your imagination,” Kalan Redwood adds. Seeds are the alpha and the omega, the beginning and end of most plant life. This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Micaela Colley, Executive Dire...Show More
Cultivating Place: Daniel Atkinson On Seeds, Beans, Music, Family And More

29:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Daniel Atkinson — teacher, student, scholar of the African American Diaspora and Jazz and Rhythm and Blues music and dedicated home gardener. Currently gardening in Puyallup, Wash., Daniel shares his th...Show More
Cultivating Place: Sam Lemheney And The Philadelphia Flower Show

26:50 | Sep 22nd, 2017

The first official day of spring is right around the corner, and among other things that means we're in the heart of flower and garden shows around the country. This week, we speak with Sam Lemheney, Chief of Shows and Events for the Pennsylvania Ho...Show More
Cultivating Place: Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Gardens Senior Curator

29:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

This week our guest is something of a renaissance man. A Colorado native of Greek descent, Panayoti Kelaidis has a background in Chinese literature and as a computer systems analyst in addition to being an expert in — and enthusiastically curious abo...Show More
Cultivating Place: Gardening, Designing and Living With Lorene Edwards Forkner

27:57 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Cultivating Place: Gardening, Designing and Living With Lorene Edwards Forkner by Jennifer Jewell
Cultivating Place: Author, Landscape Designer and Inward Gardener Julie Moir Messervy

27:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

For more than 25 years, Julie Moir Messervy has inspired gardeners, readers and thinkers with her garden designs and her garden philosophy. She inspired host Jennifer Jewell years ago when she first read her book “The Inward Garden.” In our intervie...Show More
Cultivating Place: A Conversation With California Landscape Designer Bernard Trainor

26:42 | Sep 22nd, 2017

This week on Cultivating Place, the program’s conversations begin with Bernard Trainor, the Australian-born landscape designer. Known for his iconic California gardens, Trainor is both a hands-on gardener and a big view, large concept designer. His p...Show More