The Rutland Chapter UVM Extension Master Gardeners presents an evening with Martha Leb Molnar at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland! This free event is not just for gardeners! Please join us as Martha discusses her memoir, Playing God in the Meadow.
About the book: After decades of fantasizing and saving, of working multiple jobs and embracing frugality in the midst of Manhattan, Martha Leb Molnar and her husband had found their parcel of land. Determined to turn an overgrown and unproductive Vermont apple orchard into a thriving and beautiful landscape, they decided to restore this patch of land to a pristine meadow and build a safe haven for their family and nearby wildlife.
Once they cleared the gnarled and dying trees away, Molnar was forced to wage war on the invasive species that had sprung up around the property. Propelled by the heated debates surrounding non-native species and her own complicated family history and migration, she was driven to research the Vermont landscape, turning to scientific literature, experts in botany and environmental science, and locals who have long tended the land in search of answers. At turns funny, thoughtful, and conversational, Playing God in the Meadow follows this big city transplant as she learns to make peace with rural life and an evolving landscape that she cannot entirely control.
Martha Leb Molnar has a certificate in Botany from the NY Botanical Gardens. she is a freelance writer and commentator.
DATE: Monday, February 20th, 7:00 PM
LOCATION: The Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, VT. 05701
ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all.
BOOKS: Copies of Playing God in the Meadow will be available for sale at the event.