What can one family do to change the world? Join local author Scott Freeman, Susan Leopold Freeman, and Jefferson Land Trust at 6 p.m. at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, Sunday, February 25 to hear how the Freeman family set out to explore that question. The book Scott wrote about this endeavor, Saving Tarboo Creek, is not to be missed. It’s the story of a family legacy and deep heritage in the land, and a clarion cry to those willing to strive to find a new way and live in balance for the future of life on Earth.
The Freemans’ tale of healing the land is one part of a broader local story. This larger context is the work to save the entire Tarboo-Dabob watershed, where thousands of acres have already been protected and restored through a large collaboration of community members and local groups such as Northwest Watershed Institute and Jefferson Land Trust.
A moving account of a beautiful project. We need stories of healing in this tough moment; this is a particularly fine one.”—Bill McKibben
In Saving Tarboo Creek, Scott Freeman artfully blends his family’s story with powerful universal lessons about how to live more constructive, fulfilling, and natural lives by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it. Equal parts heartfelt and empowering, Saving Tarboo Creek is a timely call to action. In the proud tradition of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac, Saving Tarboo Creek is both a tribute to our land and a bold challenge to protect it. Adding to the legacy, Leopold’s granddaughter Susan, the matriarch of the Freeman family, created this book’s illustrations.
Cider will be available for purchase in the Finnriver tasting room, and copies of Saving Tarboo Creek will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to offset costs and to support Jefferson Land Trust’s work with families like the Freemans to preserve places like Tarboo Creek.
Big thanks to volunteers from the Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society for their help with this event!