Master Gardener Book Discussion:
Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy
UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties invite you to a virtual book discussion about Douglas Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home (2009). Please read the book in advance and join us for an educational and thought-provoking morning.
Book Discussion Facilitator - Master Gardener Susan Kornfeld
Susan Kornfeld is a master gardener and professional gardener who in previous careers was a college English teacher and group facilitator.
Registration is Required
Click here to register. Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.
Access the Book
You can access the book instantly and for FREE with your library card, via hoopla! You will need to have your library card number and pin handy when creating a hoopla account.
About the Book
“As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.
There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction.
Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition—with an expanded resource section and updated photos—will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.” - GoodReads.com Summary