Cultivating Place

Series produced by North State Public Radio

Series image

Essential connections exist between nature, our gardens, and our places in both. Through thoughtful conversations with growers, gardeners, naturalists, scientists, artists and thinkers, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden is a weekly public radio program and podcast that explores what we mean when we garden.

You know that physical response you get when you go outside after a refreshing rain? That scent of green – calming and energizing at the same time? Research from around the world shows that looking at or thinking about the beauty of nature, in our gardens or in the larger natural world, soothes our tensions, stimulates our productive energies and even makes us more thoughtful, generous people.

But that's just part of why we garden. And why we garden, and how we express ourselves through our gardens and our interactions with the natural world, is at the heart of this award-winning program and podcast from North State Public Radio.

Thousands of gardeners and natural history enthusiasts listen weekly to Cultivating Place and find this exploration fascinating – and I’m sure many of your listeners will too, as some 38 percent of American households garden, and an even greater percentage (42 percent) of NPR listeners garden!

Cultivating Place would be a perfect pairing in your weekend lineup, or anytime.

***

For the standard rate on Public Radio Exchange (PRX), Cultivating Place has weekly episodes ready for upload that are formatted to fit NPR’s standard-operational clock.

- 59-minute show
- Option for a five minute news breakaway between 01:00 - 06:00
- Two one-minute (floating) local break availabilities
- Break availabilities for specific episodes are given in each individual episode's timing and cues section
- Show is uploaded by 12 AM EST/9 PM PST every Monday
- Promo for following week's show also uploaded by 12 AM EST/9 PM PST every Monday

***

Here's what one listener wrote:

“Inspiring, thoughtful and moving (On Being for Gardeners): Jennifer Jewell has a warm and very thoughtful interview style. Her guests range from revered landscape designers and gardeners with newly published books, to passionate home gardeners … often I’m moved as Jennifer and her guest put words to the magic and nourishment found in gardening and being in nature.”

Contact us prior to air, or to get more information about individual episodes, upcoming specials or the series.

Contact: Sarah Bohannon, producer, Cultivating Place
Email: nsprsocial@gmail.com
Phone: 530-898-3959 Hide full description

You know that physical response you get when you go outside after a refreshing rain? That scent of green – calming and energizing at the same time? Research from around the world shows that looking at or thinking about the beauty of nature, in our gardens or in the larger natural world, soothes our tensions, stimulates our productive energies and even makes us more thoughtful, generous people.But that's just part of why we garden. And why we garden, and how we express ourselves through our gardens and our interactions with the natural world, is at the heart of this award-winning program and podcast from North State Public Radio.Thousands of gardeners and natural history enthusiasts listen weekly to Cultivating Place and find this exploration fascinating – and I’m sure many of your... Show full description


225 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Image courtesy of Susan Hayes, all rights reserved
As summer arrives, more than 1 million US households are now engaged in gardening – a number that is double what it was before the pandemic. This w...

  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo courtesy of Flora Forager, all rights reserved.
In the spirit of May, this week we’re headed out in the garden, or down the block, or up the trail for some planty wonder and magic in the company ...

  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Image courtesy of GardenFit. All rights reserved.
Any gardener and their muscles, bones, joints and ligaments know that gardening is a full contact sport (or religion), this week we’re joined by Ma...

  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo Courtesy of Theodora Park, David Rawle & Carol Perkins
David Rawle is the founder and force (with contribution and support from his wife, Carol Perkins, and a wide variety of community members in Charle...

  • Added: May 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Image courtesy of Lorene Edwards Forkner, all rights reserved.
In preparation for May and Mother’s Day here in the US, this week we’re in conversation with Lorene Edwards Forkner, a gardener, a writer, a cook, ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Piece image
In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, this week Cultivating Place is in conversation about a person who committed their career to the idea, design, ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Piece image
Nitasha Manchanda is a genetic scientist, a mother, a wife, a gardener and the creator and host of a podcast series entitled The Indian Edit – expl...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo courtesy of Rose Ramirez and Deborah Small.
Rose Ramirez is a California native plant gardener, basketweaver, photographer, and educator of Chumash descent; Deborah Small is an artist, photog...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Piece image
John Forti is a garden historian, historic garden horticulturist, and slow food advocate. He has put his years of experience and knowledge into The...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Piece image
This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by medical ethnobotanist and Emory professor, Dr. Cassandra Quave who shares with us the very personal ...

Bought by KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Image courtesy of Emily Murphy, Passthepistil.com, all rights reserved.
Emily Murphy is an ecological gardener, an educator, and an author whose two books focus on gardens of personal and communal purpose. Her 2018 book...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo courtesy of Areti Athansopoulos, ReGeneration Now.
This week a timely and rich with agency conversation on gardens by and for refugee populations. Areti Athanasopoulos is a Denver, Colorado – based...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Piece image
Lisa Waud is a collaborative, large scale floral and installation artist who likes to invite people in to enjoy flowers, and from there into conver...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Image by Andrew Montgomery, all rights reserved.
Deep into the Winter season, with February’s full moon behind us, this week Cultivating Place is in conversation with British-based garden photogra...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Image courtesy of the Native Plant Trust, all rights reserved.
Reports from around the globe in the last 25 years about the alarming loss of biodiversity on our planet sit heavily with every gardener I know. ...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo courtesy of Plantlife International, all rights reserved.
Plantlife International is a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants, and fungi...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Piece image
Coming up on Cultivating Place this week, we’re in conversation with a new generation seed farmer, Petra Page-Mann. Petra is a co-founder with her ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo of Judith Larner Lowry by David Griggs, published in the Point Reyes Light, 2020. All rights reserved.
Judith Larner Lowry is the plantswoman behind Larner Seeds – Seeds for the California Landscape – Restoring California One Garden At A Time, founde...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Piece image
On Cultivating Place this week, as we revisit a Best Of conversation with Vivien Sansour, the heart and head behind The Palestine Heirloom Seed Lib...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Image of the Johnny’s Crew circa 1987, 2nd: Dave Melhorn, CEO; 3rd: Lauren Giroux, Director of Product Selection and Trialing Research; 4th: Lettuce Field Trials.
As seed catalogues continue to arrive in our mailboxes and in-boxes daily, filling our notebooks and dreams, we take a behind the scenes look at an...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00