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Life lessons from gardening with Judith Fetterley

"Gardening is a great teacher of all the essential lessons we need to learn in life."

Judith Fetterley, master gardener

In today's video chat, NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl talks with Judith Fetterley, who left academia after 30 years and is now owner and manager of Perennial Wisdom, a garden design consultation service.

Judith was a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University at Albany, where she taught American literature, feminist theory, and expository writing, wrote extensively on the intersection of feminist theory and American literature and developed a doctoral program focused on writing studies.

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