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The Overstory: A Conversation with Richard Powers- Thursday, March 7

Richard Powers has authored 12 novels, received a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and is a Pulitzer Prize and four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His latest work, The Overstory, is a sweeping, passionate novel of activism and resistance that is also a song of praise to the natural world. In a series of interlocking stories ranging from antebellum New York to the late-20th-century Pacific Northwest timber wars, trees bring small lives together into larger acts of war, love, loyalty, and betrayal.

Lecture followed by conversation with Todd Forrest, NYBG Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections.


The Secret Wisdom of Nature: A Conversation with Peter Wohlleben- Wednesday, March 13

Peter Wohlleben, a career forester in his native Germany, is best known as author of the international bestsellers The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals. The Secret Wisdom of Nature completes the trilogy, exploring the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. Describing the interplay between animals and plants, highlighting new scientific discoveries and sharing insights from his decades of observing nature, Wohlleben helps us recapture our sense of awe and see our world with new eyes.

Lecture followed by conversation with Maria Popova, founder/editor of Brain Pickings, MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow, author of the newly-released, Figuring.


Sprout Lands: A Conversation with William Bryant Logan- Tuesday, May 21

William Bryant Logan is an arborist on the faculty at NYBG and the award-winning author of four books. His most recent, Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees, is a poetic and practical global journey to rediscover and celebrate the lost traditions of tree pruning that sustained human life and culture for millennia, a time when the responsible, reciprocal relationship between humans and trees created the healthiest, most sustainable, most diverse woodlands we have ever known.

Lecture followed by conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and author of Braiding Sweetgrass.


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