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Peter Forbes

Peter Forbes

Peter has become a leader for the American conservation movement by creating a life in conservation as photographer, writer, and storyteller about the relationship between people and place. For the last fifteen years, Peter has focused his energies on bringing together and strengthening the worlds of environmentalism and social justice and offering those professions his experience with story, facilitation, contemplative practice, and relationship to nature.  Peter is always learning and innovating across the boundaries of profession, culture, and home, and this has made his work influential to the different fields of leadership development, sustainability, philanthropy, and conservation. You might find him teaching spoon-carving on a city street, or giving a keynote address on courage at a national conference, or helping to heal a fracture within a community, or photographing a lost art.  What he cares most about is strengthening people’s connections to one another and the land that sustains them, the most visible and important example being his family’s farm and tapestry in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. He is the co-editor of Our Land, Ourselves, author of The Great Remembering and What Is a Whole Community,  and co-author of Coming to Land in a Troubled World, and collaborated with William Coperthwaite as the photographer for A Handmade Life. You can learn more about him at

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Peter Forbes Events

October 11th, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Peter Forbes at Point Reyes Presbyterian Church

Location: 11445 Shoreline Highway, Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956 | Authors: Peter Forbes

Peter Forbes will discuss his newest book, "A Man Apart," at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 11th at 3:00 PM. This event is sponsored by Point Reyes Books. Copies of "A Man Apart" will be available for sale and signing at this event.

Category: Biography & Memoir | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Spirituality & Philosophy
Format: Book Reading/Signing 
Book: A Man Apart - Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living 

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