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Cultivating Place

Series produced by Northstate Public Radio

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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.

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Now available FREE of charge 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

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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


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This week on Cultivating Place, we’re celebrating the February 7th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder with author and historian Marta McDowell. Her n...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, our next in the occasional series of Dispatches from the Home Garden - this time through the lens of a regional new...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place we start off the new year with some thoughts on life and our gardens as feasts for the senses during a conversation ...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, to end 2017 with a flourish and enter our own next turns on this great globe, we visit visionary Georgia O'Keeffe's...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Laura Viancor, Head of Horticulture, from historic Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, just about a week before the Winter Solstice we spend a little time exploring and appreciating the many gifts of da...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by gardener, author, activist and entomologist, Doug Tallamy.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, we speak with British Gardener, Horticulturist and Floral designer Thomas Broom-Hughes of Thomas Bloom floristry an...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by British garden design luminary Dan Pearson to hear more about his newest book "Natural Selection: A...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place a seasonal special featuring a conversation with earth artist, Day Schildkret, who makes meaning and beauty with his...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Dorian Winslow, president of Womanswork, a 35 year old company which almost 33 years ago now introd...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with Nick Hernandez, also known as Nick Hummingbird, an indigenous plantsman, educator and advocate ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with Finian Makepeace, Co-Founder of Kiss the Ground, which works to restore soils worldwide by prom...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with Blanca Diaz also known as Mama Maiz. Blanca is a practicing doula and herbalist whose work take...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, we’re speaking with botanist Dr. Ben Grady about his work with ornamental buckwheats and the upcoming Eriogonum Soc...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:58
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This week on Cultivating Place, in honor of our country’s birthday, and the hand-in-hand role gardens play in the history of our country – I’m plea...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 57:53
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with a home gardener who has moved not just gardens, but continents and hemispheres.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 54:05