Dr. Jane Goodall - Seeds of Hope

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 2:00pm

Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)
Angelico Hall, Dominican University

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In Conversation with Gail Hudson

Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Dr. Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. In her wise and elegant new book, Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants ($30.00), Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today. This book takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank, where one billion seeds are preserved. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening-and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us-Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.

Jane Goodall is the world's foremost authority on chimpanzees. An internationally renowned conservationist, she is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and has received many distinguished awards in science. Dr. Goodall is also the author of many acclaimed books, including the bestseller Reason for Hope.

Gail Hudson has worked in the publishing industry as a freelance writer, as well as a newspaper and magazine editor. Her features and personal essays about natural health, spiritual growth, and parenting have appeared in numerous publications, including Self, Utne, Natural Health, Parents, Body & Soul, and Good Housekeeping. For many years Gail was Spirituality Editor at Amazon.com. Hudson co-authored this book, along with Goodall's other works, Harvest for Hope and Hope for Animals and Their World. She teaches classes and workshops on personal narrative and memoir writing. She lives with her husband and two children near Seattle.

For Dr. Goodall's birthday, we encourage you to sign her online global birthday card at www.janegoodall.org/80yearsofJane and then tune in to her live online birthday party on April 3rd. Also, if you're using social media, you can talk about Jane's birthday using the hash tag #80yearsofJane.

We invite you to bring your old cell phones and recycle them at the event. The money from the recycling through Eco Cell will be donated to the institute.

Book Passage is pleased to work with the Institute of Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California in San Rafael to present these outstanding events sponsored by Private Ocean.


Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants Cover Image
By Jane Goodall, Gail Hudson (With), Michael Pollan (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781455554492
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 1st, 2014


From world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, comes a fascinating examination of the critical role that trees and plants play in our world.