We had our inaugural meeting of the Grow Lightly Book Club last night and it was so good. Some lovely people came and shared their books, and thus a bit of themselves, with us. At the end of the meeting we decided to continue meeting monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.00 pm. And all are warmly welcome.
The books ranged widely in topic but all were so interesting and all prompted discussion. These are the books that were discussed. Other formats discussed were blogs, television and podcasts which are also good. I do hope you enjoy this selection of books to nourish you and that it inspires you to come and share your treasures next month on the first Tuesday of October (October 3, 2017 at 7 pm).
Choosing Eden: A first-person account of giving up city comforts to create a brave new life by Adrienne Langman
Grown and Gathered: Traditional Living made Modern by Matt and Lentil
Natural Farming by Pat Colby Healthy soil makes healthy plants
Concise Guide to Self Sufficiency by John Seymour
Animal Vegetable Miracle A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
The Garden Awakening: Designs to nurture our land and ourselves by Mary Reynolds
Blog: Bealtaine Cottage by Colette O’Neill
Black Swan: A Koorie woman’s life by Eileen Harrison and Carolyn Landon
Podcast: The Black Swan of Lake Tyers
Jackson’s Track by Carolyn Landon
The Biggest Estate on Earth by Bill Gammage. In this 15 minute video, Bill Gammage discusses the book
Barak vs The Black Hats of Melbourne by Mick Woiwod
Names of South Gippsland : their origins, meanings and history by P. D. Gardner Available at the Korumburra and Leongatha libraries This is just an example of the several books about the aboriginal history of South Gippsland (and other topics) written by P. D. Gardner
Before they pass away by Jimmy Nelson
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
The Preserving Book by Caroline Mackinlay and M. Ricketts
Podcast: Can Seaweed Save the Planet
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? if you have suggestions for great books to read and why, please leave a comment.