Julie Stromberg Presents to the Arizona Riparian Council

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., AZT
Where: Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center, 734 W. Alameda Dr, Tempe, AZ

Julie Stromberg, Emeritus Professor, Arizona State University and former President of the Arizona Riparian Council will discuss her new book, Bringing Home the Wild: A Riparian Garden in a Southwest City.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to cindy.zisner@asu.edu.

Gardeners, botanists, and ecologists have powerful roles to play in implementing nature-based solutions to critical environmental issues. Many of us are concerned about the rapidly changing climate and the ongoing threats to food security, declines in pollinators and birds, and loss of connection between humans and nature. Many want to act. Backyard gardens are a good place to start.

About the book:

When living in a large sprawling city, one may feel disconnected and adrift. Finding ways to belong and have positive effects is challenging. In Bringing Home the Wild, botanist Juliet C. Stromberg demonstrates how ecologically guided gardening develops a sense of place, restores connections to nature, and brings joy and meaning to our lives.

This book follows a two-decade journey in ecologically guided gardening on a four-acre irrigated parcel in Phoenix, Arizona, from the perspective of a retired botanist and her science historian partner. Through humor and playful use of language, Bringing Home the Wild not only introduces the plants who are feeding them, buffering the climate, and elevating their moods but also acknowledges the animals and fungi who are pollinating the plants and recycling the waste.

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