John Elder, Middlebury College Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and of English and American Literature, talks about the native Vermont tree called alternatively shadblow and serviceberry and relates its deep cultural associations to current controversies surrounding climate change and renewable energy. As part of this reading, which is adapted from his recent book Picking Up the Flute
, Elder plays on his Irish (wooden) flute an air by Liz Carroll called “Island of Woods.” This event is sponsored by AAUW. Recorded 10/15/19 by MCTV.
Producer: Ilsley Public Library