Library Book Club – Get Involved!

Meetings are generally held on the first Monday (unless there’s a holiday) at 4:00 pm.

What we’re reading now. For details on the books below follow the “READ MORE” tag. Contact BotanicalBooksABQ@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

Come join us in the Grace’s Place (Patio Room) at the Garden Center (10120 Lomas in Albuquerque between Wyoming and Eubank) to sample some great books.  No need to belong to a plant club or society although it is a great way to meet members of them.

We sell copies of all the books in the Garden Shop at 10% off list up until the night the book is read.  And, remember, as a non-profit, our books are sold tax-free.

Monday 6 December 2021 4 pm

Movie and Potluck (Grace’s Room)

Fantastic Fungi

bring a mushroom themed dish (there will be an official cookbook but, alas, it will not be released until the 6th)

Monday 10 January 2022 4 pm (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

The Baron in the Trees, Italo Calvino

A novel of a boy who took to the trees in a fit of pique and lived his life in the canopy

Monday 7 February 2022 4 pm (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

The Legacy of Luna, Julia Butterfly Hill

A true story of a woman who spent over two years in the canopy of a redwood tree as a “tree-sit” to protect an old growth forest from logging.

Monday 7 March 2022 4 pm  (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

Mesquite, an Arboreal Love Affair, Gary Paul Nabhan

Told strictly from the ground, this is a story of, well, a love affair with the mesquite. Not exactly accompanying but marginally related, there is a cookbook: Eat Mesquite and More. So, perhaps a potluck will be in order.

Monday 4 April 2022 4 pm  (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

How I Became a Tree, Sumana Roy

Monday 2 May 2022 4 pm (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

The Journeys of Trees, Zach St. George

Monday 6 June 2022 4 pm movie and potluck

TBD

Monday 11 July 2022 4 pm (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

Gardens of New Spain, William Dunmire

Monday 1 August 2022 4 pm (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

Fruits from the Sands, Robert N Spangler, III

through “The Wheats” (page 161)

Monday 12 September 2022 4 pm (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

Fruits from the Sands, Robert N Spangler, III

from “The Legumes” (page 162)

Monday 3 October 2022 4 pm (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

Cumin, Camels, and Caravans, Gary Paul Nabhan

Another book replete with recipes, so perhaps yet another opportunity for a potluck.

Monday 7 November 2022 4 pm (hybrid zoom and in-person depending…)

The Botanist and the Vintner, Christy Campbell

No recipes in this one but, hey, …

Monday 5 December 2022 4 pm movie and potluck

TBD