february 2022

18feb1:00 pm2:00 pmMember & Volunteer Book ClubThe Home Place

Event Details

Calling all adult Pittsburgh Botanic Garden members and volunteers! Join us at the Garden for a book club to discuss works on the wondrous and sometimes wacky world of plants, nature and the environment. Read the book ahead of time and come ready to share your point of view. Selections will vary and discussions are sure to be lively! Mingle with fellow members, discuss interesting ideas and form new friendships. Free to members and volunteers, but pre-registration is required.

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Friday, February 18  |  1:00 – 2:00pm

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature

Winner of the 2017 Southern Book Prize and the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center, finalist for the John Burroughs Medal, and named a “Best Scholarly Book of the Decade” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. I am, in the deepest sense, colored.” From these fertile soils—of love, land, identity, family, and race—emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist J. Drew Lanham.


(Friday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, kindly give 48 hours notice by calling the Garden at 412-444-4464. The Garden reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment, or in the event of severe weather.