Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Second Nature Next Washington Gardener Book Club Pick


The next selection of the Washington Gardener Magazine Book Club is Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan,

Google review excerpt:
"Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the seventy-five greatest books ever written about gardening, Second Nature has become a manifesto for rethinking our relationship with nature. With chapter ranging from a reconsideration of the Great American Lawn and a dispatch from one man's war with a woodchuck to reflections on the sexual politics of roses, Pollan captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation."

   I have reserved a meeting room on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Shaw Library at 1630 7th Stm NW, WDC near the Shaw Metro stop.
   The room allows food and drink and you may bring your dinner and/or snacks to share.
   I have made sure that the DC library system and other local library systems currently have several copies available for borrowing of Second Nature. You should also be able to buy it easily used or new.
   The book club meetings are FREE and open to anyone who would like to attend.
   Please RSVP to “WG Book Club” at WashingtonGardener@rcn.com. I will be limiting attendance to 20. If you need to cancel, let me know ASAP so we can give your spot to someone else, should we have a wait-list. 

In case you like to read ahead, the other book club selections for 2013 are:
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes by Judith Tankard
   I will announce the date for the next book club meetings after each previous meeting. We will meet roughly once each quarter. We will move the location around to various DC library locations near public transit for each meeting pending library staff approvals, the location will be confirmed to you when you RSVP.

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