Discuss The Roots of My Obsession with WG Garden Book Club
For our next Garden Book Club selection, we will be reading:
The Roots of My Obsession: Thirty Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden by Thomas C. Cooper
“Why do you garden? For fun? Work? Food? The reasons to garden are as unique as the gardener. The Roots of My Obsession features thirty essays from the most vital voices in gardening, exploring the myriad motives and impulses that cause a person to become a gardener. For some, it’s the quest to achieve a personal vision of ultimate beauty; for others, it’s a mission to heal the earth, or to grow a perfect peach. The essays are as distinct as their authors, and yet each one is direct, engaging, and from the heart.”
Our Winter 2018-19 club meeting will be on Thursday, January 3 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:
- Spring 2019 – Cultivating Environmental Justice: A Literary History of U.S. Garden Writing by Robert S. Emmett
- 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