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Date(s) - 03/27/2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene)

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Greenlight welcomes Brooklyn-based arborist William Bryant Logan to read and discuss Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees. Once, no place could prosper without its inhabitants knowing how to cut their trees so they would sprout again. Pruning the trees didn’t destroy them; rather, it created the healthiest, most sustainable and most diverse woodlands that we have ever known. In this journey from the English fens to Spain, Japan, and California, Logan rediscovers what was once an everyday ecology. He offers us both practical knowledge about how to live with trees to mutual benefit and hope that humans may again learn what the persistence and generosity of trees can teach. Logan, a Greenlight neighbor who also manages the trees at our neighbor St. Joseph’s College, presents his book in conversation with former poet laureate of New York, Marie Howe.