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Book Club Feature: Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards
May 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards by Sara Stein is the second book to be featured in CURE’s Book Club and is led by CURE Member Beth Lorenz Pullan. CURE has a couple of copies available for members to borrow if they like. The Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 8th & on Thursday, May 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the K.K. Berge Building in Granite Falls. It is Free for CURE Members and $5 for non-members to participate. Please call the office to sign up at 1-877-269-2873.
About Beth Pullan:
Beth Pullan was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She attributes her love of the outdoors to the camping trips her family made every summer, to places as far away as California, Montana and Alberta, Canada. Since moving to Granite Falls in 2007, she has added over 65 species of native plants to her backyard. Beth has a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College in Indiana and a J.D. from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, birding, observing insects, reading, and spending time with her husband and three young kids.
Published to rave reviews in 1993, Noah’s Garden shows us how our landscape style of neat yards and gardens has devastated suburban ecology, wiping out entire communities of plants and animals by stripping bare their habitats and destroying their food supplies. When Stein realized what her intensive efforts at making a traditional garden had done, she set out to “ungarden.” Her book interweaves an account of her efforts with an explanation of the ecology of gardens. Noah’s Garden has become the bible of the new environmental gardening movement, and the author is one of its most popular spokespersons.