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A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.
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Dawn breaking in the garden
Trees in the landscape
Reading from Wildwood, A Journey Through Trees, by Roger Deakin 2:25
Read by Richard Chivers
Interview with Jackee Holder 4:54
05:13 'Coach and author and cultural creative' – the scope of Jackee's work, and how it came about
7:57 The path to being a cultural creative – Jackee's career choices, and the common thread
8:43 What is a cultural creative?
10:52 Jackee's South London background
11:26 Avoiding restrictive labels
12:49 'Jack of all trades'. Ouch.
14:25 Drawing influences widely
15:49 A deep connection with nature
17:45 Something bigger. The wonder of it all.
19:24 The parks of London
19:54 The loneliness of the long distance runner
21:05 Making friends with trees
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
"I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did." Alice Walker
22:33 Jackee's tamarind tree in Barbados
24:14 Dressing the trees at Christmas in the Carribean
27:54 Tree books. Tree Wisdom by Jacqueline Memory Paterson https://amzn.to/3csqx5Z
32:07 Jackee's connection to to the elder tree
39:35 The trees in Jackee's city garden
41:30 Listening to nature, mindfulness and being in 'receive mode'.
48:33 Joy in the context of 2021. COVID, BLM.
49:26 Unapologetically celebrating nature.
Charlotte Delbo, Auschwitz and After
50:55 Sorrow and joy interwoven
An account of Milton Erickson and the African Violet Lady
55:24 "Nature was our first mother" Tina Welling
"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." Gary Snyder
55:36 Being rooted.
57:46 Trees and writing.
Jackee's writing map "Writing with Fabulous Trees"
59:22 Journal writing (and being a stationery addict!)
101:30 The practice of writing. Using the 'Morning Pages' technique from Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way https://amzn.to/3pErewE
103:00 Making space for mindful practices
104:32 Jackee's mission to connect people with the urban forest
Thank you to Jackee Holder for giving up her time to talk to me about her creative plant-inspired practice.
You can find Jackee on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/jackeeholderinspires/ – please note Jackee's Instagram handle has changed since the interview in this episode!
Or on her website: http://www.jackeeholder.com/
Grateful wotnots to Richard Chivers for stepping forward with his usual patient and willing response to my last-minute plea for a reading!
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