recommended reading

A seismic shift can find its spark within the pages of the right book.

There are many great teachers who offer experience, insight, creativity and hope in a time of great ecological and cultural challenge. This is by no means and exhausted list, we’ve simply gathered up our current favorites in an effort to provide a starting point for all readers alike. Have you read something that helped shaped your view? If so, we’d love to hear from you. See our Book Review Submission Form below.


The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry   Every once in a while, a book comes along at the right time and place, and that book has the power to change your life. This is one of those great books. It’s been able to change the way people view their relationship with the earth, and therefore redefine their responsibility to it.

The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry

Every once in a while, a book comes along at the right time and place, and that book has the power to change your life. This is one of those great books. It’s been able to change the way people view their relationship with the earth, and therefore redefine their responsibility to it.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss   What better way to communicate the Climate Crisis to children? The  Lorax  is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the  Lorax  is the character, who "speaks for the trees" and confronts those who cause environmental degradation.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

What better way to communicate the Climate Crisis to children? The Lorax is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax is the character, who "speaks for the trees" and confronts those who cause environmental degradation.

Second Nature by Michael Pollan   Michael Pollan is one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man’s place in the natural world. Second Nature is a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere.

Second Nature by Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man’s place in the natural world. Second Nature is a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere.

 
Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree   At a time of looming environmental disaster, this book   is an inspiring story of a farm, a couple, and a community transformed with a little science, natural history, drama, and hope.

Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree

At a time of looming environmental disaster, this book is an inspiring story of a farm, a couple, and a community transformed with a little science, natural history, drama, and hope.

Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot   An enchanting journey around the world exploring ecosystems that have been rewilded or freed from human intervention and allowed to resume their natural ecological processes.

Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot

An enchanting journey around the world exploring ecosystems that have been rewilded or freed from human intervention and allowed to resume their natural ecological processes.


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