silhouettes of woman working with microscopes, pitchforks, pen and pencil, and various plants and mushrooms

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

by Jennifer Jewell Author

In this beautiful collection, author Jennifer Jewell has brought together the stories of 75 different women working in different capacities around the world in the realm of plants. Whether they are gardening, farming, landscaping, arranging, making public policy about, or photographing plants, these 75 women all get their hands dirty every day as they go about their work. With beautiful pictures of the gardens and farms these women have built with their own hands, and interviews about what they each find compelling about their work, Jewell has created a kind of mycelial network of plant-loving women, sending information back and forth, collaborating in the process of making the horticultural world a more sustainable, more inclusive, and more prominent part of what it means to be human. A beautiful volume with many glossy photographs and all the plants you could ever want.