The Humane Gardener Book Club Discussion

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Date(s) - Mon Apr 19, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


With the Keweenaw Garden Club, the Wild Ones Keweenaw chapter is proud to cosponsor a Zoom discussion of
Nancy Lawson’s
The Humane Gardener.
Lawson will also be the special guest speaker April 29 at the Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium.
Read the book, then hear from the author!

Click here to register for the book club. Here’s what The Library Journal wrote about this big-hearted book:

Many gardeners divide local flora and fauna into two categories: beneficials and pests. Journalist and naturalist Lawson … challenges readers to erase this distinction. She goes beyond the usual advice to avoid pesticides, encouraging gardeners to plant native plants, let native weeds grow, and welcome all wildlife even when it eats the plants. This gorgeously written, well-argued title will help backyard gardeners see all creatures, from insects to elk, as visitors to be welcomed rather than pests to be removed. … Highly recommend for gardeners at all levels in all regions.

—Janet Crum, The Library Journal



Before she was a gardener, Lawson was an animal advocate, and even now contributes to All Animals, the magazine of the Humane Society of the United States. Yet years ago, when she started to garden, she was enchanted by the conventional plantings marketed by what she now calls the Landscaping Industrial Complex. She’s come a long way and is now a nationally known naturalist and speaker in the native plant movement.

The Humane Gardener has received acclaim from readers and reviewers alike. Lawson tells the story of how she gradually became aware that all gardening actions have consequences for animals and what she did to make her yard a paradise for plants and wildlife alike. She also gives plenty of tips on what you can do to make your own property a haven for all critters.

Find The Humane Gardener on Amazon, Barnes & NoblePrinceton Architectural Pressindependent bookstores,

You can check out Lawson’s blog and website at .

Click here to register for the book club.

Then sign up to hear Nancy Lawson and lots of other native plant experts at the Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium.