Recommended Reading

contributed by Front Range Chapter members

All We Can Save has been nominated for our next Book Club meeting in July, 2021. Curated by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson, it is a collection of writings by women at the forefront of the climate movement. 

All We Can Save communicates that we are in a civic and planetary emergency…. It seems that the climate crisis–and the biodiversity crisis–and dominant landscaping trends–have tight connections to other disastrous trends we should recognize. — Tom Swihart, Board Member

We welcome other nominations for (and volunteers to facilitate) our next book club meeting. Please email your suggestions to

Landscaping for Ecological Value

Rick Darke & Doug Tallamy, The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

Robert Nold, High and Dry: Gardening with Cold-Hardy Dryland Plants

Douglas W. Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

Douglas W. Tallamy, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard

Benjamin Vogt, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

Non-Fiction, Essays & Observations

Lynn Haupt, Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom for the Urban Wilderness

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants 

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, World of Wonders, In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments 

Richard Preston, The Wild Trees

Zach St. George, The Journey of Trees: A Story About Forests, People, and the Future

Terry Tempest Williams, Erosion: Essays of Undoing


Richard Powers, The Overstory