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Jennifer Jewell @ Powell's Book at Cedar Hills Crossing
Thursday, October 19, 2023, 7:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

Join us for a conversation at Powell's Books

Thursday, October 19 at 7 pm 

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

Come follow the conversation between Jennifer Jewell and HPSO member Loree Bohl about Jewell's new book: "What We Sow: On the Personal, Ecological, and Cultural Significance of Seeds" (Timber Press).

Jennifer Jewell brings readers on an insightful, year-long journey exploring the outsize impact of one of nature's smallest manifestations — the simple seed. She examines our skewed notions where "organic" seeds are grown and sourced, reveals how giant multinational agribusiness has refined and patented the genomes of seeds we rely on for staples like corn and soy, and highlights the efforts of activists working to regain legal access to heirloom seeds that were stolen from Indigenous peoples and people of color. Throughout, readers are invited to share Jewell's personal observations as she marvels at the glory of nature in her Northern California hometown. She admires the wild seeds she encounters on her short daily walks and is amazed at the range of seed forms, from cups and saucers to vases, candelabras, ocean-going vessels, and airliners. What We Sow is a tale of what we choose to see and what we haven't been taught to see, what we choose to seed and what we choose not to seed. It urgently proves that we must work hard to preserve and protect the great natural diversity of seed.

Jewell will be joined in conversation by Loree Bohl, author of Fearless Gardening. This event is cosponsored by The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon.


Buy What We Sow by Jennifer Jewell Here!