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"Land, People, and Community:
A Sand County Almanac Revisited"
film screening, reading,
(events are FREE, but require registration)
Sunday, September 17th 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
REI Community Room
2020 Old Brick Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Sunday, September 24th 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (co-sponsor)
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Henrico, VA 23228
(attendance includes admission to the gardens!)
"All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land." Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
Forester. Ecologist. Educator. Conservationist. Writer. Philosopher.
Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the completion of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac--the seminal work by one of our nation's most influential conservation leaders, widely regarded as the father of the United States wilderness system and of wildlife ecology---and of Leopold's death that same year. In A Sand County Almanac Leopold articulated the idea of "the land ethic": that we are called to live responsibly in a caring relationship with the natural world.
As a member of Virginia's United Land Trusts (VaULT) and in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Aldo Leopold Foundation, CRLC is participating in a statewide series of programs hosted by local land trusts to inspire a return to Leopold's work for guidance as we foster a conservation ethic within our communities.
Join CRLC and community members for a screening of the documentary
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. In small groups we'll then read aloud a selection from A Sand County Almanac and, through facilitator-led conversation, reflect on our own values, the enduring wisdom of Leopold's land ethic, and how both can be a wellspring for our commitment to the future of our region.
Contact Laura Greenleaf at capitalregionland.org or 804-629-1229 with any questions.
So we can know how many people to expect and plan accordingly, please register here. Thank you!