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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
For more information and to check cancellations/snow dates go to: www.wmmgasilentspring.blogspot.com