One Book One Garden

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:30 – 8 p.m

Free program; preregistration required, regular parking fees apply.

Lenhardt Library, Regenstein Center

Join us for our fall One Book One Garden discussion featuring Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday by Julia Corbett, the 2018 Reading the West Awards nonfiction winner. Corbett’s collection of insightful yet poignant essays explores the complex ties between humans and nature—and the related ironies and contradictions. Out of the Woods highlights our connections to nature that are often overlooked in our day-to-day lives. By weaving together personal narrative and accessible science, Corbett has created a book that will lead you to reframe and reflect upon the ways that you interact with the world around you.  

Julia Corbett is a professor of Environmental Humanities and Communications at The University of Utah where she has taught classes including “Communicating Climate Change.” Corbett has also served as a park ranger, natural resource officer, and press secretary.

Copies of Out of the Woods are available at the Garden Shop and Lenhardt Library. (Garden members may check out books from Lenhardt Library.)

After reading Out of the Woods, join us at the Garden for a group book discussion. The conversation will be guided by Stacy Stoldt, manager of Library Public Services and rare book specialist, and Mary Plunkett, retired Chicago Botanic Garden manager of Interpretive Programs. Selections from the Lenhardt Library’s Rare Book Collection will be available for viewing. Please register early as space is limited.