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The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

Timber. Mar. 2020. 324p. ISBN 9781604699029. $35. GARDENING
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Drawing on her work as a radio host (Cultivating Place) and podcaster exploring the relationship between people and plants, Jewell here profiles a variety of women with positions in plant gene science and botany, those who direct botanical gardens and horticultural alliances, who practice traditional herbalism and foodways, and are florists or garden designers. The book specifically aims to broaden the picture of women in the world of plants by featuring women of color and individuals from Asia and Latin America. Lavish illustrations and inspirational quotes from the subjects further enhance the text.
VERDICT Young women looking for ideas for a career in agriculture or horticulture are offered a number of paths to explore in this title. Those with a passion for plants who wish to see the many faces of women influencing the field will also enjoy.

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