The Darke County Parks Down to Earth Book Club’s fall book selection is Gene Everlasting – A Contrary Farmer’s Thoughts on Living Forever. This Ohio author, known as the “Contrary Farmer”, uses his knowledge of farming and gardening in interconnected essays to recount his childhood, adult years and his later years battling cancer.
Reviewers say the essays are “littered with nuggets of truth” and they are like a “musical…gracefully moving toward an acceptance and understanding of what living and dying truly means.”
Please pick up this book and join us on November 5th in discussing things like the longevity and resiliency of chickweed and pigweed in comparison to humans, composting and butchering and other earthy matters but also how to savor life (and even death).
Registration Required. Call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165