While the recent Climate Strikes in Waterloo Region and around the world are still fresh in our minds, pundits and prognosticators of all stripes are asking whether or not these efforts will lead to real change on the environmental front.
With that in mind, Words Worth Books is honoured to welcome renowned author, medical biochemist and naturalist Diana Beresford-Kroeger to Waterloo.
Diana is a world-recognized botanist, medical biochemist and author, whose work uniquely combines western scientific knowledge and the traditional concepts of the ancient world. Her books include The Sweetness of a Simple Life, Arboretum America--which won the National Arbor Day Foundation Award for exemplary educational work on trees and forests--and A Garden for Life. In 2016, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society named her one of 25 women explorers of Canada. Her work has inspired artists and writers, as well as leading scientists. Currently she is advocating on behalf of an ambitious global "bioplan" encouraging ordinary people to develop a new relationship with nature and join together to restore the global forest.
The author will be reading from and signing copies of her new book, To Speak for the Trees.
Diana will be at First United Church on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 or free with purchase of Diana's new book (please hold onto your receipt, as that will be serving as your ticket!)