Book Recommendations

Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Backyard by Douglas Tallamy

This is the 2020 KMGC Book Club selection.  It focuses on a grassroots approach to conservation. Mainly how homeowners can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats.

The Overstory by Richard Powers

This novel is about nine Americans whose unique life experiences with trees bring them together to address the destruction of forests.

Second Nature: A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan

American Horticulture Society's one of the 75 best gardening books ever written. Imformative, thought provoking and funny.

Native Ferns, Moss and Grasses by William Cullina

This book is a complete reference book on ferns, moss and grasses.  It has good descriptions which are helpful in identification as well as information on cultivation and propagation.  The author also gives general background information on each of these three types of plants.  The pictures are excellent.

Recommended by Mary Lou Finley

Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

An interesting read recommended by Karen Kindel

Second Nature, A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan. It was chosen by the American Horticulture Society as one of the best books ever written about gardening. It is brilliantly entertaining, with humor and tremendous charm.

Recommended by Susan Esslinger

THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES: A story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet by Jim Robbins

Recommended by Susan Esslinger