In an illustrated talk that explores gardening as an act of stewardship and earth-tending, Lorraine draws connections between our gardens and the wider world, with a focus on how our gardens can be places of ecological and social change. Using many examples of gardening projects that help communities grow and heal the earth, this talk will inspire you to dig in.
Lorraine Johnson is a writer, editor and community advocate who, when pressed to describe what unifies her work, has settled on the term cultivation activist. The author of numerous books on growing native plants, gardening for pollinators, restoring habitat, and producing food in cities, Lorraine’s work focuses on people and communities growing plants, ecological health, and connection to nature and to each other. Through her books, articles and community projects, she strives to advance the understanding that everything and everyone is connected and that, through our actions, we all have a role to play in making this world a better place for all life. She’s a little bit earnest, but, she hopes, in a good way.