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SD HORT BOOK CLUB: Next Meeting Is Now In June

By Karen England, for Let's Talk Plants! April 2023.

Wix stock photo of books, torn pages and greenery.

Due to circumstances outside of my control, the April book club meeting on Zoom was canceled.

I was unable to reschedule the meeting in part due to calendar conflicts but mostly due to a major glitch in our web provider services that held up publication of the entire April edition of the Let’s Talk Plants! Newsletter. Since we are already skipping the month of May due to my upcoming travels, I made an executive decision to pick the next books (from past voting lists) myself for June, July and August (see below) and we will restart the SDHSBC in two months.

I’m so sorry this occurred and I look forward to our getting back on track reading and discussing horticulturally rich books together in June.

June, 5, 2023, The Plant Hunter by Cassandra Leah Quave c. 2021 Penguin

July, 3, 2023, The Overstory by Richard Powers c. 2018 Vintage

August 7, 2023, Tulipomania by Mike Dash c. 1999 Three Rivers Press

Bonus idea for later this year (September - December); recently I have been introduced to Anabel Ford, author of The Maya Forest Garden: Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands (New Frontiers in Historical Ecology) Kindle Edition

by Anabel Ford (Author), Ronald Nigh (Author) Format: Kindle Edition

She and I have been in contact and although this book is expensive, Anabel would like to join our discussion from the Maya Forest Garden if we read her book. To that end I am considering buying several copies for us to share around since we have time to post copies to one another. What are your thoughts on this? Send me an email


Also, I hope to see all of you next Monday, April 13 at 6p for our Zoom only general meeting with Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, The Houseplant Guru. (Note: Due to the presenter agreement this meeting will not be recorded or appear on our YouTube channel.

We will meet back up on Zoom in June for The Plant Hunter, until then,

~ Karen

Karen England

SD Hort Book Club head muckety-muck



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