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The Light Between Apple Trees: Wild gardening, the climate ethic, and living with nature (Paperback)

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What if turning to nature can help us heal the planet, and ourselves? A naturalist explores ways to engage with the land in a world changed by global warming, and returns with a bounty of options.

The Light Between Apple Trees stretches the hearts and minds of readers toward a new, but age-old way of being in nature. A naturalist, birder, and award-winning writer, Priyanka Kumar illuminates the gift of the land as she takes readers on journeys to historic and wild fruit orchards, to ancient forests, and along pollinator corridors.

At a time when we're suddenly talking a lot about the environment and climate change, is it just that-talk? What does it mean to live a life that engages with the land? For if we aren't reading the land, how can we feel its rhythms? How can we know how those rhythms are changing with global warming?

Everywhere Kumar turns, she sees the disconnect between our lives and the crisis our planet faces. To help bridge this gulf, she shows us ways to connect with nature, and details her experiences. Her book includes guidance on:


Reading the land's ecology

Planting rare varieties of fruit trees

Cultivating microbe-rich soil

Growing healing herbs, and edible flowers

Inviting over pollinators, and birds

This book is for gardeners, armchair gardeners, and people trying to make sense of our climate-challenged times. When we deepen our engagement with the land and its birds and animals, it's possible we'll find our lives-and the land itself-being transformed in astonishing ways.

Health & WellbeingHome & GardenGardeningSpecialized gardening methodsNatural & wild gardeningHome & GardenSelf-sufficiencyNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingSustainable agricultureNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & pets Publisher: Stone Pier Press Publication Date: 06/10/2022 ISBN-13: 9781734901177  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Priyanka Kumar was awarded the Aldo & Estella Leopold Writing Residency in 2020. She is also a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, New Mexico/New Visions Governor's Award, Canada Council for the Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council Literary Award, and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Fellowship. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, the Santa Fe New Mexican, and High Country News. Her debut novel, the critically acclaimed Take Wing and Fly Here, explores our changing relationship with the outdoors in the American West. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, and wrote, directed and produced the feature documentary The Song of the Little Road, starring Martin Scorsese and Peter Rainer. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, was "Pick of the Week" in the Los Angeles Times, and is in the permanent collection of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. An alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Kumar has taught at the University of California Santa Cruz, the University of Southern California, and the Pima Writers' Workshop. She spoke on "Ecological Fiction" at the AWP Conference in Washington, DC. She serves as a Board Director of the Leopold Writing Program.

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