Jewell discusses women in the plant world at Garland Farm 

Jennifer Jewell

BAR HARBOR — The Beatrix Farrand Society will be hosting Jennifer Jewell at Garland Farm for a talk on Saturday, July 17, at 2 p.m. 

The talk is based on Jewell’s recently published book, “The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants.” She will discuss how the plant world is improved by not only greater representation of women generally but also by diversity among those women from around the world working in fields including botany, floriculture, agriculture, landscape design and architecture, plant breeding, garden writing, environmental science and social justice. 

Jewell is the creator/host of Cultivating Place, an award-winning public radio program and podcast on natural history and the human impulse to garden. Her writing and photography have been featured in publications including Gardens Illustrated, House & Garden and Pacific Horticulture. From 2010-2017, she was the curator of the native plant garden at Gateway Science Museum on the campus of CSU Chico in Chico, Calif. 

Garland Farm is located at 1023 Route 3 in Bar Harbor with free parking available at 475 Bayview Road. Cost is $10 for Farrand Society members, $20 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased on the Farrand Society website at 


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