Janisse Ray is the featured speaker at the upcoming Leon County Sustainability Summit on October 31st in the Turnbull Center, Tallahassee.
Her book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood is a long term a resident on my bookshelf. Published in 1999, this literary nonfiction examines the vanishing cracker culture in relation to its diminishing longleaf pine forest. Her narrative looks at family, poverty, and a dying ecosystem. The book ends with a list of endangered species and longleaf resources, as well as comprehensive lists of southeastern organizations dedicated to preserving and restoring the longleaf pines.
- Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land (2005)
- A House of Branches: Poems (2010)
- Drifting into Darien: A Personal & Natural History of the Altamaha River (2011)
- The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food (2012)
You can register for the summit at the Leon County Sustainability going green website.