Join the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks – Urban Forest Project at Books & Mortar for a book signing and Q&A from author Jill Jonnes. Jill Jonnes is the author of Eiffel’s Tower, Conquering Gotham, Empires of Light, and South Bronx Rising. She is the founder of the Baltimore Tree Trust. A staff member of the 2010 National commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, she wrote the first chapter of the report to the president: Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling. In the fall of 2011, she studied “Trees as Green Infrastructure” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Jonnes was also named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation.
Jonnes most recent book titled Urban Forests: A Natural History of Tree and People in the American Cityscape is a celebration of urban trees and the Americans whose passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities. As nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, sooth our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past.
This Q&A and book signing is free and open to the public so please feel free to bring a friend!
What: Q&A and Book Signing with author Jill Jonnes.
When: Wednesday, March 8th 2017 from 12:30pm -2:00pm
Where: Books & Mortar (955 Cherry St SE)
**You can make a day of it with Jill Jonnes by also attending her free guest lecture on Urban Forest at the Grand Rapids Public Library the evening of Wednesday, March 8th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. More details available here.**