Please join us on Sunday, June 11 at 2 pm
VT acupuncturist and author of
The Ecology of Care
In this richly layered book, Didi Pershouse takes us on a fast-moving, sharp-witted journey through her own life: from growing up with the neurosurgeon who accidentally discovered the seat of memory in the brain, to working in a smoke-filled office at New York magazine, to her career as an innovative acupuncturist in Vermont, and on to a passion for close-knit communities, grazing cows, and soil restoration as solutions to much of what ails us.
Along the way, she unfolds a surprising new take on the story of our time: how the germ theory of disease joined with a profit-based economy, and unwittingly led to a “sterilization” of medicine, agriculture, and even our social lives. This 150-year detour has brought about the near destruction of our climate as well as a great forgetting of the power of connection. By documenting a scientific understanding of the intelligence of the whole, Pershouse nudges us awake with a hopeful view and shows us how to reclaim the rich, “fertile” lives we are meant for.
Didi will discuss the book and hold an informal Discussion Circle focusing on various topics tailored to the group's interests.
Microorganisms, Unseen Workers of the World
Healing Generation RX: Supporting Our Young People Without Psychiatric Drugs
The Commons of Care: A New Paradigm for Human Health (and Agriculture)
Climate, Water, Soil and Hope: A Whole Systems Approach to Thinking about How Landscapes Function
Writing for Social Change