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SD HORT BOOK CLUB: New Day, Same Time!

By Karen England, for Let's Talk Plants! March 2022.

New Day, Same Time!

You are invited to join the SD Hort Book Club on Zoom -

Come once if only one book interests you or come often as we read our way through horticulturally rich books of fiction, biography and history.

All are welcome. No cost.

Join by sending an email to with "Book Club" in the subject line. It's that easy. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to you via email.

SD Hort Book Club now meets the FIRST MONDAY of every month at 4:30p for Happy Half Hour and 5p for book discussion.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Upcoming reading schedule is:

· March 7th will be The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson.
· April 4th will be In Search Of Lost Roses by Thomas Christopher. (Also, in April voting on the coming quarter's reading will commence. Books with a horticultural bent of some kind may be nominated for SDHBC consideration at any time but will be called for periodically throughout the year. Send titles for nomination to Karen by email
· May 2nd will be Turn Here For Sweet Corn by Atina Diffley.

New here? Curious about what we've read so far?

January 2021 - The Language of Flowers by V. Diffenbaugh.
February 2021 - The Food Explorer by D. Stone. March 2021 - Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson. April 2021 - A Memory of Violets by H. Gaynor.
May 2021 - Founding Gardeners by A. Wulf. June 2021 - Elizabeth and Her German Garden by E. von Arnim. July 2021 - In Praise of Tomatoes by S. Shepherd. August 2021 - Undaunted Courage by S. Ambrose. September 2021 - Around the World in 80 Plants/Trees both by J. Drori.
October 2021 - American Eden by V. Johnson. November/December 2021 – Finding The Mother Tree by S. Simard.
January 2022 – Braiding Sweetgrass by R. Kimmerer.

While you read . . .

. . . There are musical playlists and albums from music companies called things like Classical Music For Reading, Classical Music For Gardening, etc. . . and there is even a playlist for Plants! that has 100 songs and 7+ hours of "Mellow music for green leaves,..." all of which might enhance your reading experience.

On Apple Music check out Naxos Records, on Spotify check out Halidon Music, but whichever streaming service you use to listen to music, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc . . . will probably have a playlist or two for studying, reading and gardening. Give it a search!



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