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Book Discussion Group

Date: Monday, November 18, 2013

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Betsy Green

Location: Blaksley Library

Our book selection for the November 18th group discussion will be The Botany of Desire: A plant's-eye view of the world by Michael Pollan.

One reviewer wrote, "Pollan has an epiphany in his garden: what if the plant species humankind has nurtured over the last 10,000 years benefit as much from us as we do from them? Do humans choose to plant potatoes, or do potatoes attract humans like a flower lures a bee? Ablaze with this transformational vision, Pollan intertwines history, anecdote, and revelation as he investigates the connection between four plants that have thrived under human care--apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes--and the four human desires they satisfy in return: sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control."

Everyone is welcome to join in these lively and interesting discussions centering around a non-fiction book on an environmental topic.

  • To reserve a spot or get more information, contact facilitator Betsy Green
  • There are multiple copies of the book available in the Santa Barbara Public Library system
  • Free to membes and non-members