Natures Best Hope

“Bringing Nature Home” Book Club

The BNH Book Club takes place in person at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center on the second Tuesday of every month. It’s an opportunity for nature lovers to come together and read, analyze, and share ideas.

The discussions are led by BNH Program Manager Andrew Tufts. Unlike some gardening book clubs, this group focuses on nonfiction environmental works, and provides an opportunity to share and listen to ideas and insights made possible through group conversation. 

“Bringing Nature Home” Book Club

The BNH book club meets at Gilsland Farm monthly through the winter and spring to talk about books and plants, and dream of gardens. Here are the books for 2024: 


Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard by Doug Tallamy

Doug Tallamy will be joining Maine Audubon and the Garden Club Federation of Maine for a special online program on January 24, 2024. Read his 2020 title which aims to show “how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats.”

February: The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

If you have never read the 1951 classic, or if it’s been a while, this is a great time to reacquaint yourself with Carson’s unmatched eloquence, painting portraits of the ocean and land with powerful prose. 

March: Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden by Camille T. Dungy

Writer and poet Camille T. Dungy (editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry) “diversifies her garden to reflect her heritage,” weaving together themes of nature, biodiversity, environmental justice, and family.   

April: These Trees Tell a Story: The Art of Reading Landscapes by Noah Charney

Charney, assistant professor of conservation biology at the University of Maine, says the book is “structured as a series of interactive field walks through ten New England ecosystems.”

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Jan 09 2024


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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