“Bringing Nature Home” Book Club
The BNH Book Club, taking place on the third Tuesday of every month, is an opportunity for nature lovers to come together and read, analyze, and share ideas. The readings will span from foundational conservation books such as A Sand County Almanac, to modern books that provide new ideas and insights. The discussions will be led by BNH Program Manager Andrew Tufts.
April 18: Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
“Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer is a collection of essays that explore the author’s personal experiences as a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The book weaves together scientific knowledge, indigenous wisdom, and personal anecdotes to demonstrate the interconnectedness of humans and the natural world. Kimmerer invites readers to reconsider their relationship with the earth and to recognize the importance of reciprocity in all of our interactions. Through her stories and reflections, she provides a compelling argument for the importance of environmental stewardship and a more harmonious way of living with the planet.
May 16: Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes, Thomas Rainier, Claudia West
June 20: Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Shape Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, Merlin Sheldrake
January 17: Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy
February 21: A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
March 21: Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change, Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher
Free – donations & membership encouraged