Mon, Oct 2, 2023
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
About the Lecture
The enormity of climate change and biodiversity loss can leave us feeling overwhelmed. How can an individual ever make a difference? Isabella Tree knows firsthand how spectacularly nature can bounce back if you give it the chance. And what comes is not just wildlife in super-abundance, but also solutions to the other environmental crises we face.
This is the subject of Isabella Tree’s lecture and newest publication, The Book of Wilding, a handbook that guides how we can all help restore nature. It is ambitious, visionary, and pragmatic. The book has grown out of Isabella’s mission to help rewild Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world by sharing knowledge from her pioneering project in Sussex.
Rewilding is a spectrum. Whether we have a garden, a pond, or a window box, there is no space too small. It is learning how to contribute to a living landscape, the life-support system that will save our planet from calamity and deliver us a prosperous and sustainable future. Deeply researched and beautifully illustrated, Isabella’s lecture explains how every one of us can play a part in rewilding our world. It is both a practical guide and a call to action. Above all, it is a manifesto of hope.
Monday, October 2
Middleburg Community Center
In partnership with the Piedmont Environmental Council
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A wine reception preceding the talk is included with admission
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The Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Courtnay and Terrence Daniels, the Lenhardt Education Fund, and Susan and William McKinley.
Additional support is provided by The Celia Hegyi Matching Challenge Grant, Ritchie Battle, the Antonia Breck Fund, Camille Butrus, Michelle and Perry Griffith, Rise S. Johnson, Sleepy Cat Farm Foundation, and John S. Troy, FASLA.
The Fall 2023 National Speaking Tour is presented in partnership with the Piedmont Environmental Council and the Missouri Botanical Garden.