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The Joy of Forest Bathing

February 9, 2019

Malanie Choukas-Bradley will lecture on her book “The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect with Wild Places and Rejuvenate Your Life.” Forest bathing – know as shinrin-yokyu in Japan – is the therapeutic, meditative practice of reconnecting with nature and disconnecting from daily distractions while incorporating the wondrous world of the wild into your life. The Joy of Forest Bathing will take you on a nature-filled journey to help reduce stress and anxiety levels. You will discover how to forest bathe throughout each season, improve your overall health, and refresh the senses. Get ready to commune with trees, soar with the birds, let go, and get your creative juices flowing with the rejuvenating practice of forest bathing!
The GMF lecture series is generously sponsored by Ackerly Brown, LLP.

Location:

9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk CT

Time:

4:00 p.m.

Fee:

Free

Walking Toward Moosalamoo, A Natural History of Terra Nullius

March 2, 2019

Hans M. Carlson, PhD., Executive Director of Blue Hill Heritage Trust in downeast Maine, and former Director of Great Mountain Forest, will read from and discuss his newest book, Walking Toward Moosalamoo, a story of humans and the earth, as well as a chronicle of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, from Mount Katahdin to a place called Mount Moosalamoo. At bottom, this book is an environmental inquiry into the dialog between humans and the land, one concerned with our current environmental crises, but also with the historical and cultural terrain of New England. Carlson will also discuss New England land conservation in the context of culture and history.
The GMF lecture series is generously sponsored by Ackerly Brown, LLP.

Location:

Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Rd. East, Norfolk CT

Time:

4:00 p.m.

Fee:

Free