I’m on Cultivating Place talking about growing community, coping with climate change, and my fave plants

September 04, 2022

This week I’m on the acclaimed podcast Cultivating Place: Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden, talking with host Jennifer Jewell about building a gardening community, how I got into gardening, my Garden Spark speaker series, gardening in challenging Central Texas, climate Dealing with change, meeting Lady Bird Johnson, and my top 5 plants for Austin gardens. I hope you listen!

Here is the link to my interview on Cultivating PlaceWhich lasts about 50 minutes.

My thanks to Jennifer for her interest in my work and for having me on her show! Check out Jennifer’s great books, if you don’t know them: The world is in his hands And Under the western sky. Next week, Jennifer will be back in Austin (virtually) to promote her interview with Burton Springs Nursery owners Amy Hovis and Willie Glenn. Burton Springs Nursery has long been my go-to nursery, especially for native plants, and is a generous sponsor of my Garden Spark talks, so I’m excited to hear Amy and Willie’s interview with Jennifer.

Thanks for taking the time to listen to my thoughts on gardening, my friends!

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It’s juicy time Austin Cactus and Succulent Society’s Fall Show and Sale Sept. 3 and 4 at the Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden. Includes a plant exhibit, plant and pottery sale, silent auction, and plant raffles. Open from 10 am to 5 pm. Entry to the garden is free with payment.

Learn about garden design from the experts here Garden Spark! I host private talks with inspiring designers, landscape architects, and writers several times a year in Austin. These are limited-attendance events that sell out quickly, so join the Garden Spark email list to be notified in advance. Just click on this link and ask to be added. You can find this year’s speaker lineup here.

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