A Discussion with Kenneth Helphand, author of Defiant Gardens, Making Gardens in Wartime

 Slow Food Portland, Whitney Art Works and Creative Material Group present:  Kenneth Helphand, author of Defiant Gardens, Making Gardens in Wartime. A reading and booksigning.On Saturday, January 30th at 8:15 pm, author Kenneth Helphand will give a 30 minute presentation, reading and book signing for his book Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens In Wartime, at Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress Street.  Helphand remarks that even in the midst of war one can still find gardens: defiant gardens. Illustrated with ninety-five photographs of gardens from such locations as the trenches of the First World War,  the internment camps of the Second World War, and the Gulf Wars.

This fascinating book documents the triumph of the gardening spirit over the horrors of war.Defiant Gardens was named one of the New Statesman ‘Books of the Year’ for 2007, received an American Horticultural Society book award and the John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize.

There will be 20 seats available and a $5 donation will be requested.  For more details go to the Whitney Art Works website.


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