For our Garden Book Club Winter Meeting we will be discussing The Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World by Emma Marris. Please join us on Thursday, April 7 from 6:30-8pm at Soupergirl, located right next to the Takoma metro stop.
A paradigm shift is roiling the environmental world. For decades people have unquestioningly accepted the idea that our goal is to preserve nature in its pristine, pre-human state. But many scientists have come to see this as an outdated dream that thwarts bold new plans to save the environment and prevents us from having a fuller relationship with nature. Humans have changed the landscapes they inhabit since prehistory, and climate change means even the remotest places now bear the fingerprints of humanity. Emma Marris argues convincingly that it is time to look forward and create the "rambunctious garden," a hybrid of wild nature and human management.
Please RSVP to washingtongardener (at) rcn.com or at the book club event page at facebook.com/WashingtonGardenerMagazine by April 5, so we know how many chairs to hold for our group.
SUMMER - Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes
FALL - Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden by Ruth Kassinger
The Washington Gardener Magazine's Garden Book Club is free and open to all. We meet quarterly on a weekday evening near a metro-accessible location in the DC-area. We will announce the details of each upcoming meeting about two months in advance. Please check back on this blog for schedule updates and announcements.