“The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants” by Jennifer Jewell.
This new book by Cultivating Place radio presenter Jennifer Jewell, gives us valuable insight into how our notable sisters from around the globe are making their mark in the horticultural world.
The selection of women covers a wide variety of countries and cultures from North America, Europe and Asia, as well as some of our own women. Drawing mainly on her US counterparts, Jewell has interspersed these with profiles of women from other countries. Occupations represented are as diverse as florists, writers, head gardeners, artists, environmentalists, landscape architects, educators, photographers and much more.
Each profile gives a brief description of the subject’s occupation, her favourite plant, and then her plant journey, with accompanying photos.
Jewell’s excellent compilation of stories of passion and dedication is a testament to the value of women to the industry and a great inspiration for the women who follow them.
This book will be one of the lucky prizes at one of our future events.
The Earth in Her Hands is published by Timber Press and is available at all good book retailers and online. Book Review written by Rosemary Ulph.
Are you concerned about what a changing climate means for you? Have you wondered how climate change will impact your local community? To learn more come along to this event which will be facilitated by Dr Susie Burke, an environmental psychologist and Associate Professor Lauren Rickards, an expert in community climate change adaption. Further information can be found here.
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The Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner for the Friends of Burnley Garden will be held at the Long Table under the new Wisteria Arbour. Guest speaker is David Daly from the famed Conifer Gardens Nursery will speak on “Growing cool climate plants in a changing environment: how to get the best out of the cool climate plants in your garden. Exciting and varied alternatives.” For more details see flyer here.
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Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet. This Allure is represented in this book of photography showing all facets of fungi.
Come along to this book launch:
Wednesday 20th February at 6pm in Mueller Hall, National Herbarium of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens, Cnr Birdwood Ave & Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra.
Current and emerging female leaders in the Australian horticulture industry can now apply for a leadership development scholarship valued up to $10,941.
The scholarship, which is celebrating its second year, is funded by Hort Innovation and Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), with the scholarship grants covering up to 60 per cent of the cost of the following three types of training programs:
The Accelerated Leadership Performance Program
The Executive Ready Program
The Advanced Leadership Program
Participants will learn skills such as heightened presence and influence, managing team dynamics and driving performance and leading innovation and change.
With positive shifts already seen in the attitudes towards women in horticulture, Hort innovation and NGIV hope to encourage more women into taking leadership roles within the industry.
The funding is available to individuals and groups of employees who own or work within businesses that pay a levy to Hort Innovation.
Expressions of interest close on Friday, 7 December at 5pm AEDT, for more information and to apply follow the links:
BBM Youth Support is offering one $8,000 Award to young horticulturalists aged 16-23, designed to help the successful applicant develop specialist skills and widen their networks overseas. Upon their return, awardees are then encouraged to share these skills, enriching communities as role models, mentors, teachers and employers.
If you are eligible and between the ages of 16 and 23 and are passionate about developing your skills overseas, please apply using the link below.
Last month our past President/Chairwomen ‘Dawn Fleming’ celebrated her 80th Birthday. In true Dawn’s style she celebrated this milestone with over 100 guests at a lunch held in her honour at ‘Southern Golf Club’, Melbourne. This event was celebrated with Dawns family, some who flew in from the USA, many long term friends, business & horticultural friends and of course her golfing mates.
Those attending were thrilled to also find that were to be a part of her new book launch, a book titled ‘Dawn’. Dawn not shy when it comes to the art of writing has used this book to recount some of her letter writing, memories and emotions as she and Don have travelled the world.
The book is being offered to our EWHA membership for a price of $50.00 plus postage. If you are interested you can inquire through email@example.com
EWHA is so proud of Dawn and will always be inspired by her personal drive to achieve her goals and remain stead fast to her values.
Dawn with her book
Dawn with EWHA Member Ros McCully
Dawn with EWHA Members: Ros McCully, Jenni Eaton, Sue Vernes and Noelle Weatherley
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2020 Upcoming Events
Date: November 18, 2020
Location: Online via Zoom (further details to follow)
Date to be confirmed.
(Please note due to Covid-19 concerns all events scheduled between the months of March & October 2020 have been cancelled and/or postponed.)