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Didi Pershouse | Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities

d pershousePlease join us for this special Thursday evening Discussion Circle!

Didi Pershouse is the founder of the Center for Sustainable Medicine, where she developed a model for systems-based ecological medicine that restores health to individuals as well as the social and natural communities around them. Over the past 22 years, her health-care practice has expanded in its scope from treating individual patients to treating whole systems. 

In this richly layered book, 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. 

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.

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Free and open to the public. While this is a less formal format than our Wednesday readings, advance registration is recommended. Please call (802) 649-1114 or email info@norwichbookstore.com.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Norwich Bookstore
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT
The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities Cover Image
By Didi Pershouse, Peter Donovan (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780692613030
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mycelium Books - December 10th, 2015

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