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Winter Gardens Book Club (Members Only)

February 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Tuesdays, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 14

Now that the garden is put to bed, it’s a great time to read those books you’ve been meaning to get to! Join the conversation as we discuss four acclaimed books with nature at their core. We’ll conduct these conversations via Zoom, so anyone can participate. Just sign up, read the selection and then join the group by logging into the Zoom meeting that day.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change by Thor Hanson

Known for his inspiring insights into the natural world, Hanson uses his knowledgeable and hopeful lens as a means to talk about the threats the earth faces today. Exploring the possibilities of what adaptation looks like for plants and animals while writing clearly about the science of today’s climate, Hanson shows how things have already begun to adapt. Through personal stories and current research, Hanson illustrates how we can move forward.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty

This 2022 winner of the New England Book Award for fiction is a collection of twelve stories about living in a Penobscot community in 21st-century Maine. Friends and family, sadness and humor all show up in a raw and honest light as Talty weaves an unforgettable portrayal of contemporary Indigenous life in Maine. This highly celebrated debut collection offers ways to celebrate people’s similarities and differences, as well as ways to help us learn to love one another more deeply.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Second Nature by Michael Pollan

Now a literary gardening classic, Second Nature is how many people first became drawn to Michael Pollan’s work about the natural world. Combining enthusiasm, humility, and a huge dose of laugh-out-loud humor, Pollan writes about his first garden. Whether it’s a war with a woodchuck or thinking philosophically about humanity’s relation to nature, Pollan is always highly entertaining. No matter if you haven’t read this or are reading it again, this book is a cornerstone of any gardener’s library.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Woodsqueer: Crafting a Rural Sustainable Life by Gretchen Legler

A term used to describe those who return to the wild for a time, Woodsqueer is a thoughtful reflection on living a rural and more sustainable life. Building a home and crafting a life closer to nature and self-sufficiency with her partner on 80 acres in Maine comes with challenges, both personal and physical. From raising goats and chickens for food to foraging for wild plants and putting up enough wood for winter, they develop those forgotten skills needed to live an authentic life now and into the future.



February 14, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Vanessa Nesvig