by Ann Miller
Last night Mead Public Library's Book to Art Club had the privilege of meeting at stunning Bookworm Gardens for a discussion of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Armed with scissors, we followed Allissa Montgomery, Gardens and Facilities Manager, on a nature walk and collected specimens for our Hiker Press Kits.
Once returned from our walk, we pressed flowers and leaves into our kits, decorated their cardboard covers, examined other specimens on slides under a microscope, and discussed our book. Lab Girl had been a hit, and so was our visit. What a treat it was to be outside among the plants and trees as we discussed a memoir about a geochemist and geobiologist and her work with plants and trees!