Wicked Plants

Bestselling author Amy Stewart takes on two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate and otherwise offend.

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781604691276

Category: Dangerous plants

Page: 235

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A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a climbing plant that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Bestselling author Amy Stewart takes on two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate and otherwise offend. Menacing botanical illustrations render a ghastly portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your back (or front) garden. Drawing on history, medicine, science and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, enlighten and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

Wicked Plants

In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565129399

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You’ll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother). Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

The Wicked Plants Coloring Book

Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, each wonderfully creepy spread offers the curious stories of these botanical evildoers, from the vine that ate the South to the weed that killed Lincoln’s mother to the world’s ...

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616206837

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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BEWARE! Even horticulture has a dark side. Amy Stewart and Briony Morrow-Cribbs offer up 40 menacing plants in gorgeous, vintage-style botanical illustrations to color. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, each wonderfully creepy spread offers the curious stories of these botanical evildoers, from the vine that ate the South to the weed that killed Lincoln’s mother to the world’s deadliest seed. For gardening die-hards, each plant’s family, habitat, and common names are also listed. Based on the New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants. www.wickedplants.com

Wicked Plants

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781925321784

Category: Coloring books

Page: 96

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In the Wicked Plants Colouring Book, Amy Stewart and artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs bring colouring enthusiasts the forty most menacing botanical atrocities from their New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants. Morrow-Cribbs's exquisite etchings are now finely rendered colouring-book art and are paired with details from the original book. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, and written with Stewart's trademark wit, each wonderfully creepy spread offers a fascinating portrait of the evildoers of the plant world, from the vine that ate the South (kudzu) to the weed that killed Lincoln's mother (white snakeroot) to the world's deadliest seed (rosary pea).

When Plants Attack

Invasive and Problem Plants of the United States http://thewildclassroom.com/biodiversity/problemplants/ Learn more about kudzu and other invasive and problem plants in the US. “Kudzu—a Very Wicked Plant” ...

Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1728412692

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants include the Venus Flytrap, an African tree that houses stinking ants to protect itself from hungry animals, a "vampire vine" that sucks nutrients from other plants, and fiendishly invasive kudzu.

Wicked Bugs

They pollinate the plants that feed us, and they are themselves food for creatures up and down the food chain. They do the vital work of decomposition, returning everything from fallen leaves to fallen heroes back to the earth.

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781616200633

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the “bookworms” that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It’s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives (“She’s Just Not That Into You”), creatures lurking in the cupboard (“Fear No Weevil”), insects eating your tomatoes (“Gardener’s Dirty Dozen”), and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs (“Have No Fear”). Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins—but doesn’t end—in your own backyard.

Wicked Bugs Young Readers Edition

is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own a bookstore called Eureka Books. Visit her online at amystewart.com and ...

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616206993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 226

Did you know there are zombie bugs that not only eat other bugs but also inhabit and control their bodies? There’s even a wasp that delivers a perfectly-placed sting in a cockroach’s brain and then leads the roach around by its antennae — like a dog on a leash. Scorpions glow in ultraviolet light. Lots of bugs dine on corpses. And if you want to know how much it hurts to get stung by a bullet ant (hint: it really, really hurts), you can consult the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. It ranks the pain produced by ants and other stinging creatures. How does it work? Dr. Schmidt, the scientist who created it, voluntarily subjected himself to the stings of 150 species. Organized into thematic categories (Everyday Dangers, Unwelcome Invaders, Destructive Pests, and Terrible Threats) and featuring full-color illustrations by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Wicked Bugs is an educational and creepy-cool guide to the worst of the worst of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods. This is the young readers adaptation of Amy Stewart’s bestselling book for adult readers.

Ninja Plants

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World. New York: Random House, 2002. Stewart, Amy. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2009.

Author: Wiley Blevins

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

ISBN: 1512439142

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 555

What can communicate but has no mouth, and can attack but has no hands? A plant! You might love the beauty and fragrance of flowers, but plants are far more complex than meets the eye. Some plants have ways of luring insects for pollination. Others mimic the look of the female insects whose male counterparts they want to attract. The Venus flytrap eats insects and other small animals for extra nourishment. You might see some of these ninja plants—with their sneaky and deceitful ways—in your own backyard. These plants might even be sitting on a windowsill in your home. This fascinating world of ninja plants is waiting to be discovered.

Plants That Can Kill

Poison Control Poison.org ASPCA's Poisonous Plants List Aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control Wicked Plants: The Weed That Kill Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities By Amy Stewart National Gardening Association Garden.org ...

Author: Stacy Tornio

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510726799

Category: Gardening

Page: 184

View: 343

Following the success of Plants You Can’t Kill, Tornio now takes a look at those plants that can actually kill you if you’re not careful. This book will offer up information to gardening enthusiasts of all levels about common plants that are toxic, poisonous, and even deadly. While the level of toxicity varies from each plant, all are considered deadly in one way or another to wild animals, family pets, and even humans. With its colorful, easy-to-read format, Plants That Can’t Kill will introduce readers to what these plants look like, smell like, feel like, and sometimes even taste like. Fun facts, interesting tidbits, and history will combine to teach gardeners where these types of plants can be found, how poisonous each one is, and whether these plants are still okay to have in their gardens or if they should be gotten rid of immediately. Plants featured include many common and attractive species you may receive in bouquets or even decorate your homes with, including daffodils, irises, tulips, jasmine, witch hazel, mistletoe, poinsettias, buttercups, marigolds, and even fruits and vegetables like cherries, rhubarb, and some tomatoes.

Exploring Killer Plants with Math

Stewart, A. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2009. Websites Due to the changing nature of Internet links, PowerKids Press has developed an online list ...

Author: Robyn Hardyman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499431317

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 520

The plant kingdom isn’t all sunshine and daisies – some plants pack a punch with poison, stingers, sap, and other dangerous qualities! This thrilling volume will introduce readers to a wide variety of Earth’s weirdest and deadliest plants while incorporating fun math questions. Quiz bubbles make the math feel like a game, and a handy answer key at the back of the book allows readers to check their progress, encouraging an independent learning experience. Fact boxes teeming with cool information and vivid photographs will further captivate readers in this fun, cross-curricular text.

Top 100 Exotic Food Plants

Wicked plants. The weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. 236 pp. Yunus, A.G., and Jackson, M. 1991. The gene pools of the grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.).

Author: Ernest Small

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439856885

Category: Science

Page: 708

View: 264

Many edible plants considered exotic in the Western world are actually quite mainstream in other cultures. While some of these plants are only encountered in ethnic food markets or during travels to foreign lands, many are now finding their way onto supermarket shelves. Top 100 Exotic Food Plants provides comprehensive coverage of tropical and semitropical food plants, reviewing scientific and technological information as well as their culinary uses. Wide-ranging in scope, this volume’s coverage includes plants that produce fruits, vegetables, spices, culinary herbs, nuts, and extracts. A user-friendly format enables readers to easily locate information on botanical and agricultural aspects, economic and social importance, food uses, storage, preparation, and potential toxicity. The book also contains an introductory chapter that reviews important historical, economic, geopolitical, health, environmental, and ethical considerations associated with exotic food plants. Thoroughly referenced with more than 2000 literature citations, this book is enhanced by more than 200 drawings, many chosen from historical art of extraordinary quality. This timely volume also highlights previously obscure edible plants that have recently become prominent as a result of sensationalistic media reports stemming from their inherently entertaining or socially controversial natures. Some of these plants include the acai berry, kava, hemp, and opium poppy. A scholarly yet accessible presentation, the book is filled with numerous memorable, fascinating, and humorous facts, making it an entertaining and stimulating read that will appeal to a broad audience.

The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants

Be on the alert for these wicked plants. Fascinating in their own way, they should nevertheless be avoided, since even brushing against them or being exposed to smoke when they are burning can cause dermatitis in sensitive people.

Author: Lytton John Musselman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421408716

Category: Nature

Page: 133

View: 216

A recent rise in the popularity of urban farming, farmers’ markets, and foraging from nature means more people are looking for information about plants. In The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants, botanists Lytton John Musselman and Harold J. Wiggins coach you on how to safely identify, gather, and prepare delicious dishes from readily available plants—and clearly indicate which ones to avoid. More than 200 color illustrations, accompanied by detailed descriptions, will help you recognize edible plants such as nettles, daylilies, river oats, and tearthumbs. For decades, Musselman and Wiggins have taught courses on how to prepare local plants, and their field-to-table recipes require only a few, easily found ingredients. They offer instructions for making garlic powder out of field garlic and turning acorns into flour for Rappahannock Acorn Cakes. To toast your new skill, they even include recipes for cordials. The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants is a great gift for the beginning naturalist and the perfect addition to every serious forager’s library. "The book is witty and full of commonsense. It is a jolly good read for anyone."—Portland Book Review "Dr. Musselman is a passionate botanist. Walking among plant life makes him very happy, which means he is happy most of the time, except when riding in a car stuck in a long tunnel. He will stop people on the street to tell them some great news from the plant world."—Garrison Keillor "Whether this is your passion or merely something you might be interested in learning about, check out The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants . . . Should I ever get a craving for stinging nettle omelet or black locust fritters, I will know exactly which wild edible plant book to look in."—The Aiken Standard "Drawing from a lifetime of foraging experience, Musselman and Wiggins expand the reader's food gathering repertoire with simple recipes and a fascinating assortment of plants largely overlooked by the wild food literature."—Samuel Thayer, author of The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

Invasive Plant Medicine

Clearly, there is reason and intention behind the settlement of opportunistic plants in damaged and disturbed ecosystems. ... Some of these plants are extremely protective, as Amy Steward describes in Wicked Plants: “At the Fort Pickett ...

Author: Timothy Lee Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779066

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 328

The first book to demonstrate how plants originally considered harmful to the environment actually restore Earth’s ecosystems and possess powerful healing properties • Explains how invasive plants enhance biodiversity, purify ecosystems, and revitalize the land • Provides a detailed look at the healing properties of 25 of the most common invasive plants Most of the invasive plant species under attack for disruption of local ecosystems in the United States are from Asia, where they play an important role in traditional healing. In opposition to the loud chorus of those clamoring for the eradication of all these plants that, to the casual observer, appear to be a threat to native flora, Timothy Scott shows how these opportunistic plants are restoring health to Earth’s ecosystems. Far less a threat to the environment than the cocktails of toxic pesticides used to control them, these invasive plants perform an essential ecological function that serves to heal both the land on which they grow and the human beings who live upon it. These plants remove toxic residues in the soil, providing detoxification properties that can help heal individuals. Invasive Plant Medicine demonstrates how these “invasives” restore natural balance and biodiversity to the environment and examines the powerful healing properties offered by 25 of the most common invasive plants growing in North America and Europe. Each plant examined includes a detailed description of its physiological actions and uses in traditional healing practices; tips on harvesting, preparation, and dosage; contraindications; and any possible side effects. This is the first book to explore invasive plants not only for their profound medical benefits but also with a deep ecological perspective that reveals how plant intelligence allows them to flourish wherever they grow.

Plantsman

Can these typically wicked plants feel any emotional bond? Maybe even lessen the impact of their spiny protection? Any rational thinker would say this is bunk. Dr. Graham, my college philosophy teacher, would have me securely confined ...

Author: Steve Harbour

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 159858166X

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 408

Nature's strangest plants. Herb-harvesting trespassers. Rattlesnakes curled in planter beds. Stoners fumbling with hydroponic systems. Semi-tame backyard buzzards. And the fire of the century. This is not a typical garden book. Plantsman: Notes from a California Garden Designer follows avid plant collector and landscaper Steve Harbour through a year of gardening exploits, beginning in early January when he gardens in shorts and a tee-shirt and ending in December as he empties his torched greenhouse after a tragic wildfire. In between, Harbour: Designs entire gardens without a preconceived plan. Discovers metal bands cutting into one of California's rarest plants. Frightens mountain lions. Discovers an endangered plant species sprouting in his garden. Tours a hippie garden. Deliberates the fate of a beautiful garden after its creator dies. Digs moats to drown gophers. Creates an eclectic landscape bordering a wilderness area. Advises a lost family in the mountains. They don't follow his advice. Ruminates on the Secret Life of Plants. Avoids police barricades to learn the fate of his fire-ravaged home. Struggles to outwit homeowners' associations. Watches a hawk swoop out of the sky to devour a favorite blue jay. And basks in the perfect days of each season. Through it all, Harbour discusses Mediterranean gardens, desert landscape design, native plants, garden exhibits, good plants, problem plants, roses, shopping nurseries for bargains, gaining inspiration from nature, gardening in each season, creating wildlife habitats, choosing landscape professionals, and landscaping in fire country. Plantsman reads like a good travel narrative while offering pages of expert gardening advice. The adventure begins just outside the back door.

Duke s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America

On certain nights of the year, the souls of the 'wicked plants' gather at the foot of a giant tree and hold a sort of sabbath there and discuss the crimes which they propose to commit” (VOD quoting Metraux, 1953).

Author: James A. Duke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420043174

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 832

View: 203

Finalist for 2009 The Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries Literature Award! A Comprehensive Guide Addressing Safety, Efficacy, and Suitability About a quarter of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants and more than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are being investigated as potential cures for cancer. Curare comes from a tropical vine and quinine from the cinchona tree. A comprehensive guide to safety, efficacy, and suitability, Duke’s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America responds to continuing interest in medicinal plants and the potential remedies they contain. Determine Which Species Can Be Used for Specific Targets The author of Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook and CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, James A. Duke covers roughly 500 of the more important Native Latin American medicinal plants in a highly organized format. After a brief introduction, each entry contains scientific and colloquial names, synonyms, reference to illustrations, notes, biological activities, medicinal indications, dosages, potential hazards, extracts, and references. This format supplies a starting point for determining which species can be used for specific targets. Better Data Helps You Focus Your Search Year-round moderate temperatures, abundant rainfall, and rich soils make tropical Latin America home to nearly 100,000 of the world’s 300,000 known species of plants, and therefore home to untold numbers of potential cures. Focusing on 500 of the most well-known and well-studied plants, this book helps you focus your search for ammunition against constantly evolving pathogens and newly emerging diseases.

Plant Anatomy

A Concept-Based Approach to the Structure of Seed Plants Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise ... Wiley, Hoboken Fahn A (1990) Plant anatomy, 4th edn. ... J Chem Eng Japan 37:326–331 Stewart A (2009) Wicked plants: the ...

Author: Richard Crang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319773151

Category: Science

Page: 725

View: 737

Intended as a text for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students and as a potential reference, this broad-scoped resource is extensive in its educational appeal by providing a new concept-based organization with end-of-chapter literature references, self-quizzes, and illustration interpretation. The concept-based, pedagogical approach, in contrast to the classic discipline-based approach, was specifically chosen to make the teaching and learning of plant anatomy more accessible for students. In addition, for instructors whose backgrounds may not primarily be plant anatomy, the features noted above are designed to provide sufficient reference material for organization and class presentation. This text is unique in the extensive use of over 1150 high-resolution color micrographs, color diagrams and scanning electron micrographs. Another feature is frequent side-boxes that highlight the relationship of plant anatomy to specialized investigations in plant molecular biology, classical investigations, functional activities, and research in forestry, environmental studies and genetics, as well as other fields. Each of the 19 richly-illustrated chapters has an abstract, a list of keywords, an introduction, a text body consisting of 10 to 20 concept-based sections, and a list of references and additional readings. At the end of each chapter, the instructor and student will find a section-by-section concept review, concept connections, concept assessment (10 multiple-choice questions), and concept applications. Answers to the assessment material are found in an appendix. An index and a glossary with over 700 defined terms complete the volume.

The Plant Contract

Plant. Life: The. After-Effects. By growing beyond Leviathan, past a critical mass, the collective moves up from monster to sea, ... Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, Algonquin Books, ...

Author: Prudence Gibson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004360549

Category: Science

Page: 190

View: 720

The Plant Contract presents contemporary art that changes human perception of the vegetal world, after centuries of plant disassociation, and returns us to the genius and solace of “nature and thought”.

Cauldron Cupboard Broomstick Break

furthermore, also use the monocle to see the highlighted letters, which hence spelled out the names of the plant and ... The map was less of an indication than the rest, although it had the clues and wicked plants within its “coloured ...

Author: Randa Gedeon

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1645300161

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 544

Cauldron Cupboard – Broomstick Break By: Randa Gedeon With a magical twist on fantasy and novel classics, this story takes you on a rollercoaster. With connecting tales and links to different characters, seeing these mythical creatures have their stories all intertwined with one another will have any fan of fantasy novels eagerly turning the pages for more of Gedeon’s intricate story.

Microfarming for Profit

Many people are unaware that some of the more beautiful ornamental landscaping plants are poisonous. ... like Mark Mills' The Savage Garden, Albert Hofmann and Richard Evans Schultes' Plants of the Gods, and Amy Stewart's Wicked Plants.

Author: Dave DeWitt

Publisher: Torrey House Press

ISBN: 1937226409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 525

2015 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARD WINNER "This useful, entertaining guide gives prospective microfarmers the dirt on realistic essentials for turning a garden into a money–making enterprise…The author advises on such basics as business plans and sales techniques; profiles a range of actual working microfarms, from flowers to killer bees; and relates hilarious stories from his own microfarming." —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "No generalities or theory here: this is all applied wisdom—which is why it works so well! Readers who want to turn their few acres into a profitable business venture would do well to turn to Microfarming for Profit as the first approach to turning an idea into reality." —CALIFORNIA BOOKWATCH "DeWitt brings a lifetime of experience to this new guide for those interested in taking their hobby garden to a new level…[he] writes with authority and practicality, making this book an excellent resource for the novice microfarmer." —DESERET NEWS "…delightful…fun to read…a good starting point, and provides valuable information for farming on a very small scale." —MICRO FARM LIFE With wit, expertise, and common sense, Dave DeWitt shows you how to establish a successful microfarm by choosing the most profitable plants and animals to raise and learning to market and sell what you produce. His informative yet conversational style makes you feel you're talking with an expert you already know. Declared the "pope of peppers" by the New York Times, Dave DeWitt is one of the foremost authorities on chile peppers and spicy foods. A food historian and prolific writer, he is the author of over fifty books including gardening guides, food histories, and cookbooks. DeWitt is an associate professor in the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, and co-producer of the National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show, now in its twenty-sixth year. Dave lives with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Earth in Her Hands

75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants Jennifer Jewell ... We're talking Amy followed up Flower Confidential with the best-selling Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities (2009) ...

Author: Jennifer Jewell

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604699833

Category: Gardening

Page: 324

View: 963

“An informative and celebratory resource.” —Booklist In this beautiful and empowering book, Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place—introduces 75 inspiring women. Working in wide-reaching fields that include botany, floral design, landscape architecture, farming, herbalism, and food justice, these influencers are creating change from the ground up. Profiled women include flower farmer Erin Benzakein; codirector of Soul Fire Farm Leah Penniman; plantswoman Flora Grubb; edible and cultural landscape designer Leslie Bennett; Caribbean-American writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid; soil scientist Elaine Ingham; landscape designer Ariella Chezar; floral designer Amy Merrick, and many more. Rich with personal stories and insights, Jewell’s portraits reveal a devotion that transcends age, locale, and background, reminding us of the profound role of green growing things in our world—and our lives.