This book club has been postponed to Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. Register below!
Join us in reading and talking about The Future of Nature by Barry Lopez for our next Conservation Book Club! We hope you will join us in reading this important book and sharing ideas, concerns, insights, and wonders during our gathering on Wednesday, January 222, 2020 (originally scheduled for October 17th).
“The western mindset is arguably one of the greatest threats to the world’s ecological balance. Corporatism and globalization are two of the obvious villains here, but what part does human nature play in the problem? Since its inception in 1982, Orion magazine has been a forum for looking beyond the effects of ecological crises to their root causes in human culture. Less an anthology than a vision statement, this timely collection challenges the division of human society from the natural world that has often characterized traditional environmentalism. Edited and introduced by Barry Lopez, The Future of Nature encompasses such topics as local economies, the social dynamics of activism, America’s incarceration society, naturalism in higher education, developing nations, spiritual ecology, the military-industrial landscape, and the persistent tyranny of wilderness designation. Featuring the fine writing and insights for which Orion is famous, this book is required reading for anyone interested in a livable future for the planet.”
The Greenbelt Conservation Book Club is an inclusive and informal group that meets quarterly to discuss a range of local to worldwide conservation issues. Our goal is to expand our learning and knowledge based on our readings and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good conversations. Participation is free and open to all. Books are chosen by group consensus and each quarterly gathering will take place voluntarily at a host’s home. Claim your spot below!
Book Club Host:
We’re looking for a host and a facilitator for this Conservation Book Club. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hosting or facilitating this wonderful, curious and engaged group.
You can buy books anywhere, but Grass Roots provides a club discount upon mention of the Greenbelt Conservation Book Club. If you purchase through Amazon, please consider supporting Greenbelt at the same time through AmazonSmile!
Join us for a near-equinox afternoon of art at Bald Hill Farm
In the Autumn-esque midday light—paint, photograph, craft, or draw pastoral scenes of rolling hills, oak groves, barns, cows, and critters. Be inspired by the muse that is Bald Hill Farm. Pick your medium and bring your lunch!
No experience necessary! Bring your own materials for this no-instruction event where we’ll make art simply for our own delight. What a magical time to be inspired by the landscape at Bald Hill Farm, as the light shifts from summer to fall.
This gathering is hosted by Greenbelt Volunteer Naturalist, Miriam Edell