Jennifer Jewell is a best-selling author and host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place. Jennifer’s recent book The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants, focuses on the unique way on how horticulture intersects with our every day world and on women whose work has enriched and expanded these intersections in the last 25 years. Jewell explores and celebrates how the plant world is improved by not only greater representation of women generally but also by diversity amongst those women. The work of these women illustrates how the many challenges of our world – environmental, economic, cultural/societal, individual – can and are being met through cultivating an interdependence with plants.
Mary Pat Matheson, the Anna and Hays Mershon President and CEO of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, is one of the dynamic women featured in Jewell’s book. She will join Jewell on stage for a conversation.
A book-signing will follow the talk.
The Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Lecture is made possible by the generous support of the families of Edwina and Tom Johnson and Duvall and Rex Fuqua.
Free admission; no reservations required.