Grow Lightly Book Club launched


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

Thicker Than Water: History, Secrets and Guilt: A Memoir by Cal Flyn

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

TV: National Indigenous Television NITV

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.

2 thoughts on “Grow Lightly Book Club launched

  1. I had such a wonderful time and downloaded 3 of the books shared onto my Kindle when I got home. All set for Germany now!


  2. So much enjoyed last night too. The open fire made it so cosy and the books and the discussion were awesome. Thanks for organising this Leanne 🙂


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