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Jill Lepore on the Joy of Gardening

Jill Lepore on the Joy of Gardening

Update: 2023-05-231
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It’s the time of year when many people feel an overpowering urge to dig—to plant their back yard or vegetable garden, or even the flowerpots on the fire escape. “I just love the whole process. I love the muck of it,” Jill Lepore tells David Remnick. “You’re kind of entrapped in a completely different rhythm, and it’s all so entirely out of your control. … It’s a never-ending process of education.” Lepore, a professor of history as well as a staff writer, wrote recently on her passion for seed catalogues, and shares a couple of things she’s excited about growing this year.

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Jill Lepore on the Joy of Gardening

Jill Lepore on the Joy of Gardening

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