Raise two hands in the air if you are ready to think spring! Sustainable Wellesley (SW) in partnership with Wellesley Books will welcome Emily Murphy, author of Grow Now: How We Can Save Our Health, Communities, and Planet—One Garden at a Time, for a second annual Zoom book group discussion on March 31, at 7 p.m.
The book will ship to book stores on February 1. You can pre order your copy now here through Wellesley Books, which will generously donate a portion of proceeds to SW.
To register for the event, sign up here.
Murphy’s take on gardening fosters biodiversity and healthy soil. Instead of thinking of our lawns and gardens as independent, the author will discuss how all are connected and part of the greater ecosystem.
The book promotes gardening as climate activism. Learn about no-dig cultivation, how to best compost and mulch and to plant a variety of edible plants for human consumption and to attract bees and butterflies, and much more.
“I also like to tell people that this is no ordinary garden book, it’s an accessible call to action and a look at our own nature connection, both personally and societally,” Murphy says. “In addition, I tried to include multiple entry points to the book for people who may not think of themselves as gardeners but are more focused on health and wellness or their families for instance. This book is for them too.”
Emily Murphy is a regenerative organic gardener, photographer, and designer. She's the author of Grow What You Love and creator of the celebrated blog passthepistil.com. She’s trained in ethnobotany and environmental science and has dedicated herself to nature-based garden education and nature advocacy.