Speaker: Joan Maloof
Forest protection activist and author, Joan Maloof, will speak about her travels to the Eastern old-growth forests for her newest book, Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old Growth. When Maloof realized that less than 1% of the eastern old-growth forest remained she started the "Old-Growth Forest Network" to identify one forest in each county which will remain unlogged in the future. Join fellow tree huggers to hear about the progress of the network in Maryland.
Joan Maloof received her PhD from the Univ of Maryland. She has published research articles about pollination biology. Since 2002 she has expanded her ecological studies into the forest. Her book Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest (Univ of GA Press, 2005) won an Honorable Mention from the Ass'n for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Her second book, Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests, was published in April 2011 by Ruka Press.
Maloof is currently developing a network of forests across the US which will remain forever unlogged.
Location: Kensington Library. PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION. Starting in July, 2011, monthly meetings will be at the Kensington Library until further notice.
Directions: From the Washington Beltway (I-495)
Take Connecticut Avenue north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn left onto Knowles and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right.
Additional information and directions to the Library
There will be refreshments. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome. Bring native plants for "give-a-ways"
The meeting is open to non-members.
Registration is not required.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.