Eyes on the Land Book Group
Join us for good food, good company and good conversation on contemporary books related to environmental issues, our connection to the land, nature and the Berkshires. Through our discussions, we hope to celebrate our love for nature, learn from new perspectives and contemplate how these topics can affect our lives in the Berkshires.
When: Meets every 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6 – 7:30 PM at Sheep Hill
First Meeting: December 15th at 6 PM
Join us for an introduction to the group and the first book, Fresh Banana Leaves by Dr. Jessica Hernandez. This book discusses the exclusion of Indigenous voices from conservation decisions and practices. Through case studies, Dr. Hernandez provides a historical overview of these issues using stories that center the voices and lived experiences of Indigenous Latin American land protectors. Dr. Hernandez is a Maya Ch’orti’ and Binnizá environmental scholar, scientist and community advocate in the Pacific Northwest.
You do not need to obtain a copy of the book by the first meeting. Limited copies will be available through the C/WMars interlibrary system both in hard copy and e-book form.
- Introduction to the group
- Discussion of individual and group goals (what does everyone want to get out of this?)
- Introduction to Fresh Banana Leaves and themes to contemplate while reading
- Brainstorming a list of books for future meetings