Conservation Book Club Online – Nature’s Best Hope

Greenbelt Land Trust Conservation Book Club
Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard

Join Greenbelt and Benton Soil and Water Conservation District as we will be reading and discussing the latest book from Douglas Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants”. “Nature’s Best Hope” expands on the concepts of his previous work and shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats.

 

Co-hosts Matt Benotsch, Greenbelt’s Outreach Coordinator and a dedicated native plant gardener, and Heath Kierstead, BSWCD’s Communications and Community Engagement Manager and coordinator of their upcoming native plant sales will lead the book discussion. We will also explore the basics of native landscaping in the Willamette Valley and discuss plant selection, maintenance and the wildlife you can attract and provide habitat for in your yard.

 

We will be meeting via Zoom.

 

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Thank you for your interest, unfortunately this event is full. Please email Outreach Coordinator Matt Benotsch if you would like to be added to the waitlist: mbenotsch@greenbeltlandtrust.org

Conservation Book Club Online – H is for Hawk

BOOK CLUB MOVES ONLINE

The most recent meeting of the Greenbelt Conservation Book Club was postponed a few times, so thank you for your patience. We are bringing it back on May 21st, and moving it online!

We will be discussing “H is for Hawk” a memoir from Helen Macdonald, who turns to the training of a young Goshawk in the wake of her father’s death. We will set up the online platform, you read the book, and log in ready to discuss it.

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Fall Conservation Book Club Gathering **Postponed to January 2020**

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 blythe@greenbeltlandtrust.org if you are interested in hosting or facilitating this wonderful, curious and engaged group.

Book Buying:
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!

June Book Club Gathering

 

 

 

 

Save the date for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club summer gathering! The June read is The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier by Florence Williams

“Imagine a miracle drug that could ease many of the stresses of modern life — a combination of mood enhancer and a smart pill that might even encourage the remission of cancer. Now imagine that this cure-all was an old-fashioned folk remedy: Just take a hike in the woods or a walk in the park. No prescription necessary.

That’s the proposition of Florence Williams’s fascinating ‘The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.’ We suffer from an ‘epidemic dislocation from the outdoors,’ Williams writes, and it’s destructive to our mental and physical health. The therapy is straightforward. ‘The more nature, the better you feel.'” (The New York Times)

The June gathering will be held outdoors at the Bald Hill Farm farmhouse.

Book Club Synopsis:

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. Join us!

Book Buying:

You can buy books anywhere, but Grass Roots provides a 15% club discount upon mention of the Greenbelt Conservation Book Club (in store by May 10 or earlier). If you purchase through Amazon, please consider supporting Greenbelt at the same time through AmazonSmile!

Conservation Book Club

 

 

 

 

Join us for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club spring gathering! The March read is Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World by Sharman Apt Russell. Get your special discount at Grass Roots.

Winner of the 2016 John Burroughs Medal Award for Natural History Writing

To RSVP, please fill out the form below. The location for this gathering will be announced via email about a week prior.

Book Club Synopsis:

The GLT 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. Join us!

Book Buying:

You can buy books anywhere, but Grass Roots provides a 15% 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!