Silent Spring by Rachel Carson Celebrates 50th Anniversary

  • Post published:01/11/2013
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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson can possibly be credited with starting the popular environmental movement. When the book was published in 1962 it was chosen as a Book-of-the-Month and was on the New York Times best seller for weeks. The book remains relevant today.

The Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is sponsoring a Reading Silent Spring Together program with three free talks by local experts with community discussion.  There is no charge, but readers are asked to pre-register because space is limited. Send your registration to You may attend one or all three sessions.

The Science Behind Silent Spring, a talk and discussion led by Andrew Whiteley,  evolutionary biologist.   Saturday, January 26, 2013  1-3  at Forbes Library, Northampton. 

The Relevance of  Silent Spring after 50 Years, a talk and discussion led by Emily Monosson, environmental toxicologist.    Saturday, February 2, 2013   11-1 at Greenfield Public Library.

Our Threatened Future,a talk and discussion led by Jan Dizard, environmental scientist.           Saturday,  February 16, 2013   1-3 at Jones Library, Amherst.  

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