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Gardens are more than collections of plants. Gardens and Gardeners are intersectional spaces and agents for positive change in our world. Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden is a weekly public radio program & podcast exploring what we mean when we garden. Through thoughtful conversations with growers, gardeners, naturalists, scientists, artists and thinkers, Cultivating Place illustrates the many ways in which gardens are integral to our natural and cultural literacy. These conversations celebrate how these interconnections support the places we cultivate, how they nourish our bodies, and feed our spirits. They change the world, for the better. Take a listen.

Cultivating Place Jennifer Jewell / Cultivating Place

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 78 Ratings

Gardens are more than collections of plants. Gardens and Gardeners are intersectional spaces and agents for positive change in our world. Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden is a weekly public radio program & podcast exploring what we mean when we garden. Through thoughtful conversations with growers, gardeners, naturalists, scientists, artists and thinkers, Cultivating Place illustrates the many ways in which gardens are integral to our natural and cultural literacy. These conversations celebrate how these interconnections support the places we cultivate, how they nourish our bodies, and feed our spirits. They change the world, for the better. Take a listen.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Birdy VA Beach ,

A Delight!

As a longtime gardener I’ve learned that gardening is a blend of science, skill, art and community. There are many, many resources for the science and skill parts of gardening. Cultivating Place primarily focuses on the art, community and spiritual aspects of gardening. I love it and look forward to the drop of each weekly episode. And, I love the Cultivating Place song - I find the refrain a wonderful affirmation for daily life - make beauty wherever I go. Thank you!

Honey Petal Plants ,

Gardener, artist, small plant nursery owner

Cultivating Place is an informative, graceful, intelligent, loving show. It is about gardening as an act and a metaphor. I have learned about many people and organizations that are important to me, and that challenge and inspire me. I am very grateful for these connections and for how Cultivating Place frames and honors this activity that is so critical to my well-being. Gardening is physical, nourishing, political, practical, and spiritual work. All of these roles intersect in this podcast.

Virginia BlueBelle ,

My Favorite Podcast

I love this podcast. I am a mid-Atlantic gardener, so a few of these episodes (like California natives and palm trees) clearly don't apply, but most are of great interest and some are even of local interest to me, e.g., visiting Jefferson's gardens at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. I really enjoy Jennifer's side-commentary as well as the Q and A. This is not a how-to show, but a deeper why-we-do-it show. Highly recommended.

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