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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
$19.95
ISBN: 9780692613030
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mycelium Books - December 10th, 2015

What can Cuban doctors, innovative ranchers in Saskatchewan, and the microbiome teach us about how to care for people and the Earth at the same time? 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 a