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Vic Branch: Book Launch – Weeding between the Lines by John Dwyer
2 February @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Join the Victorian Branch the launch of Weeding between the Lines.
Weeding between the Lines will make you see your surroundings quite differently. Meander through this anthology to learn how nature, science and art intertwine to create the landscapes we live in.
John Dwyer, KC, brings his legal mind, philosophical training and knowledge gained doing a PhD on weeds, to this collection of essays about plants that some deem to be in the wrong place, and what these tell us about our relationship with nature.
Dwyer combines horticultural expertise with an appreciation of literature and art to present weeds in ways you’ve never before considered. Who knew morning glory contains an alkaloid similar to LSD? Or would agree that daffodils should be considered a weed?
These essays make an important contribution to understanding Australia’s cultural landscape. They trace not only the story of how introduced species – indigenous and exotic – came to be part of the landscape but also cast light on how we bring to gardening not only botanical choices but also aesthetic and nostalgic ones.
Venue: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne.
Refreshments will be served.
Copies of the book will be available for sale at $50 each.
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