Week 3: Stewardship and the Gardener Ethic


This week we explore the vision of Michael Pollan’s book, Second Nature, which critiques American environmental views and proposes a “gardener’s ethic” as a meaningful and viable framework for environmental ethics.¬† Pollan is the author of many celebrated works (Ominvore’s Dilemma, Botany of Desire, In Defense of Food), but Second Nature may be his most important work and one of his most¬†delightful to read.