Nature's Best Hope: Wright Library Community Read

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Renowned entomologist and ecologist Douglas Tallamy teamed up with Wright Library in April 2021 for a community read and initiative to support the Miami Valley ecosystem. Tallamy’s book Nature’s Best Hope and his Homegrown National Park movement offer a hopeful and achievable plan for urban and suburban dwellers to help save the planet. About Nature's Best Hope and Douglas Tallamy's Home Grown National Park Movement

DOUGLAS TALLAMY Author Visit - Watch the Recording from Wright Library's Q&A virtual visit with the author.

WYSO's Book Nook interview with Doug Tallamy


In the News

Native Plant Businesses Changing Area Landscapes (Dayton Daily News, 9/23/2021)

Growing Wildflowers Isn't Difficult. And It's Urgent (New York Times, 9/8/2021) Access with through Wright Library

Are Traditional Lawns On Their Way Out? (Wall Street Journal, 7/30/2021) - Access through Wright Library


Key resources related to the 2021 WMPL Community Read:

HomeGrown National Park

Doug Tallamy's 20 Keystone Native Plant Species

Doug's Five Easy Steps for Beginners

Ten Things to Get You Started

Native Plants, Habitats and Purveyors   Access lists of Ohio’s native plants, and local sources for native seeds, plants, and landscaping.


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Borrow a copy, multiple formats available


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Wright Library Community Read is part of Wright Library’s Let’s Talk series which promotes in-depth conversation, intentional community, respect, active listening, and problem-solving among neighbors. It is supported by a grant from American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities Initiative. 


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