Discuss Cultivating Environmental Justice: A Literary History of U.S. Garden Writing with the WG Garden Book Club
For our next Garden Book Club selection, we will be reading:
Cultivating Environmental Justice: A Literary History of U.S. Garden Writing by Robert S. Emmett
“Drawing on ecocriticism, environmental history, landscape architecture, and recent work in environmental justice and food studies, Emmett explores how the language of environmental justice emerged in descriptions of gardening across a variety of literary forms. He reveals early egalitarian associations found in garden writing, despite a popular focus on elite sites such as suburban lawns and formal southern gardens. Emmett considers a wide range of texts by authors including Bernard M’Mahon, Scott and Helen Nearing, Katharine S. White, Elizabeth Lawrence, Alice Walker, and Novella Carpenter.”
You can order it new or used at our Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2SUk47e
Our Spring 2019 club meeting will be on Thursday, April 4 from 6:30-8pm at Soupergirl, located right next to the Takoma metro stop. Soupergirl offers soups for sale that are incredibly healthy. They are 100% plant-based, low salt, low fat, and most importantly, absolutely delicious, so plan to come a bit early to purchase and eat your dinner with the garden book club.
Please RSVP to washingtongardener (at) rcn.com or at the book club event page at facebook.com/WashingtonGardenerMagazine, so we know how many chairs to reserve for our group.
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.
Want to read ahead? The next book club selections are:
- Summer 2019 – Onward and Upward in the Garden by Katharine White
- Fall 2019 – The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food by Janisse Ray