‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ Book discussion and film screening (with The Lost Bookshop)
Thu, Dec 07, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SCREENING, MEETING

We are thrilled to be hosting our neighbors at The Lost Bookshop for this book discussion and screening.

From The Lost Bookshop:

“For our final book discussion of the year, we’ll be reading Jean Giono’s The Man Who Planted Trees, and meeting at Bushel Collective (106 Main St., Delhi), where we’ll discuss the book and screen the animated short film adapted from the novel. We will begin with a discussion of the book at 6, screen the film at 6:30, and talk some more until 7:30.

Simply written, but powerful and unforgettable, The Man Who Planted Trees is a parable for modern times. In the foothills of the French Alps the narrator meets a shepherd who has quietly taken on the task of planting one hundred acorns a day in an effort to reforest his desolate region. Not even two world wars can keep the shepherd from continuing his solitary work. Gradually, this gentle, persistent man’s work comes to fruition: the region is transformed; life and hope return; the world is renewed.”