Be among the first to hear Richard Louv discuss his newest book "The Nature Principle," when the author appears Monday, May 16, for a walk, signing and discussion at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The event begins with 6 p.m. registration, appetizers and cash bar; with a discussion with Louv at 7 p.m. and book-signing and further conversation at 8 p.m.
In addition to the May 16 book-signing event, Louv will be keynote speaker at the Arboretum's "The Nature Principle: Health, Nature and the Quality of Life" public policy conference on Tuesday, May 17. Panelists include: Jean Larson (therapeutic horticulture); Mary Jo Kreitzer, Center for Spirituality & Healing; Martha Farrell Erickson, Children & Nature Network; Judith Martin, U of M Urban Studies; Mary Vidas, Tamarack Nature Center; and Jodie Petrich, Cook County Visitors Bureau.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is located 9 miles west of Interstate 494 on Highway 5 in Chanhassen. The largest public garden in the Upper Midwest and a premier northern arboretum, it is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota and developed as a community and national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research, and public education. Open 363 days a year.