In the photo above by Rose Ramirez, her granddaughter, Luna, and son, Daniel, are planting white sage in Rose’s yard.

We’d like to share a link to Jennifer Jewell’s Cultivating Place: Saging the World Podcast with Rose Ramirez and me for California Native Plant Week. We’d also like to thank Jennifer for all of her incredible Cultivating Place podcasts and her beautiful and inspirational books about gardens and gardeners, The Earth in Her Hands, and Under Western Skies.

This following text is and excerpt from Jennifer Jewell’s notes for the Cultivating Place: Saging the World Podcast:

“In 2010 the California legislature designated the third week of April as California Native Plant week. In preparation for California Native Plant Week 2022 (April 16 – 23), celebrating the botanical biodiversity of the California Floristic Region, Rose and Deborah join Cultivating Place to share more about their new educational and advocacy initiative, Saging the World, on behalf of California’s iconic native white sage, Saliva apiana, sacred to the Indigenous cultures of what is now Southern California and Baja California, Mexico.

As part of the Saging the World, Rose and Deborah, along with David Bryant of the California Native Plant Society, have coproduced a documentary of the same name, which premieres in LA county on Earth Day, and to which all are invited (tickets required): Saging the World Premiere, Earth Day, Friday, April 22 7 pm – 9 pm, Warner Grande Theatre, 78 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731.

The film, created to foster awareness and inspire action for white sage, spotlights the ecological and cultural issues intertwined with white sage, centering the voices of Native advocates who have long protected and cherished this plant . . . .”

Saging the World: California Native Plant Society

Saging the World Film Premiere at Warner Grand Theater, Earth Day, April 22, 7 pm – 9 pm

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