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These Trees Tell a Story by Noah Charney

“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: 

April 9: NEW DATE: APRIL 23: 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.” The author will be giving a hybrid talk in person at Fields Pond Audubon Center (and viewable online over Zoom) on April 25 at 5 pm. More info here >

January 9: 

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

February 13: The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

In this award winning book, Carson discusses topics such as the formation of oceans, the dynamics of tides, the diversity of marine life, and the impact of human activities on the oceans. The Sea Around Us played a significant role in raising awareness about the importance of preserving marine environments and is considered a landmark work in the field of marine biology and environmental literature.

March 12: 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.   


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Jan 09 2024


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