The RNC Book Club
This club was started by Toni Price in the winter of 2016 to support reading and discussion of books about the natural world. Our mission is to create a lively forum which meets monthly on the Second Tuesday of the month from 10 AM to noon (or longer depending on how lively this discussion grows) to learn about aspects of the natural world. This encompasses a broad range of topics.
We decide as a group which book we will read next, based on factors such as interest of Club members and availability of the book in preferred formats. Some of our members prefer physical books they can write in, some prefer borrowing a book from a library, and others like eBooks.
Reading a book a month can be expensive. To keep costs down, we don't read the latest bestsellers but select books that are available new or used for under $10.
A Place in Space:
Ethics, Aesthetics, and Watersheds
by Gary Snyder
Bay Country: Reflections on the Chesapeake
by Tom Horton
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
by David Montgomery
Fire Season: Field Notes from a
by Philip Connors
by Andrea Wulf
by Hope Jahren
The Botany of Desire
by Michael Pollan
by William Faulkner
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature
by David George Haskell
What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
by Daniel Chamovitz
Bringing Nature Home
by Douglas W. Tallamy
by Virginia Morell
We welcome new members to bring new ideas and outlooks to our discussion.
10:00am to 12:00pm
Rancocas Nature Center
For more info contact Marylin Fishman at email@example.com
This Month's Selection:
Planting in a Post-Wild World
by Thomas Rainer & Claudia West
What Robinson's Wild Garden offered the 19th century, this book offers to the 21st.
Dr. Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, writes:
"This is the universal how to guide to sustainable landscaping we have all been waiting for."
“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” --Chicago Tribune
Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can ﬂourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reﬂective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.