April 21, 2022
Austin-area readers, you’re invited to my next Garden Spark talk on Thursday, May 5th! Jennifer Jewell of the award-winning podcast Cultivating Place will present “Cultivating Place: How a Place-Based Garden Culture of Care Strengthens Places and Their People.” Jennifer is also author of two excellent books, The Earth in Her Hands and Under Western Skies. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, check out her interview on Austin’s own “Central Texas Gardener” from last spring.
Tickets available here
I couldn’t be more excited that Jennifer is coming to Austin specifically for Garden Spark. She’s a highly sought-after speaker, and I know her talk will be entertaining and thought-provoking. Plus she’s offering a book sale/signing, so it’s a chance to get autographed copies of her books!
Here are all the details:
Jennifer Jewell presents “Cultivating Place: How a Place-Based Garden Culture of Care Strengthens Places and Their People”
Jennifer will speak and hold a book signing on Thursday, May 5, at 8 pm. The approximately 1-hour talk with Q&A will be held at Barton Springs Nursery. Seating will be outdoors under the big live oak. In the event of rain, seating will be in the event barn.
Get your ticket at this link. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no walk-ins.
Ticket price is $38, plus a small fee that goes to the ticket-processing website. Tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of illness. Your attendance helps cover a fair speaking fee for the presenter and other expenses, and collectively we’re able to bring talented design thinkers to speak to us!
Seating is limited, and tickets were made available first to Garden Spark subscribers. (Simply click this link and ask to be added for future talk notifications.) If you miss out on one of the remaining seats, please let me know if you’d like to be added to the waitlist. I’ll be able to open more seats the week of the talk if the weather is good.
Jennifer will explore the philosophy of her Cultivating Place podcast: that gardens and gardeners are powerful agents for positive change, helping to address challenges as wide ranging as climate change, resource use, habitat and biodiversity loss, cultural polarization/marginalization, and individual and communal health and being. Using photos from her new book, Under Western Skies, she’ll illustrate these ideas by sharing innovative gardens that celebrate western landscapes, including the landscape of Texas.
Jennifer Jewell hosts the national award-winning weekly public radio program and podcast Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden. She is the author of award-winning The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants and Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast. Her greatest passion is elevating the way we think and talk about gardening, the empowerment of gardeners, and the possibility inherent in the intersections between our places, our cultures, and our gardens.
Thank you to our sponsor!
The 2021-22 season of Garden Spark is sponsored by Barton Springs Nursery, which has been serving the needs of Central Texas gardeners since 1986 by offering one of the best selections of native and well-adapted plants for this area. Many thanks to Barton Springs Nursery for providing such a beautiful venue and making us all feel so welcome!
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Explore the Surreal Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden. For two consecutive weekends, the public is invited to attend evening soirées at Zilker Botanical Garden, including botanical-themed neon surrealism, interactive art sculptures, local-favorite foods, craft cocktails, live music, costumes, dancing, and more! A portion of the proceeds benefits the ZBG Conservancy. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door (plus fees & tax). Dates are April 22-23 and 28-30 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Get tickets here.
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