Jennifer Jewell

Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Since 2016, she has written and hosted the award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden, a coproduction of North State Public Radio in Chico, California. She is the author of The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants. Jennifer has been writing about gardening professionally since 1998, and her work has appeared in Gardens Illustrated, House & Garden, Natural Home, Old House Journal, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, and Pacific Horticulture. She worked as native plant garden curator for the Gateway Science Museum on the campus of California State University, Chico, from 2009–2018. She lives, gardens, and hikes in the rich biodiversity of interior Northern California, on traditional lands of the Mechoopda Maidu people, in the company of her daughters and her partner, John Whittlesey, whenever possible.

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