New Jersey Stage
New Jersey Stage on social media


Tune into Radio Jersey with Lee Mrowicki every Monday through Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Broadcast on Asbury Music!

D&R Greenway Land Trust Hosts Author of
"In The Company of Trees"

originally published: 01/10/2019

D&R Greenway Land Trust Hosts Author of "In The Company of Trees"(PRINCETON, NJ) -- D&R Greenway Land Trust continues its celebration of trees with two days of events that include a book talk, workshop and outdoor walk. On Thursday, January 24 at 7:00pm, In the Company of Trees author Andrea Fereshteh will discuss how lands preserved by D&R Greenway and other local conservation groups inspired her writing about the ancient and enduring wisdom of trees.

Then, on Thursday, March 21 at 5:00pm, the author will lead a meditation workshop focused on trees, healing and nature. Beginning at the Johnson Education Center, participants will walk through Greenway Meadows Park, pausing to ignite the senses at different points and experience the benefits of being immersed in nature. Both events take place at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. Free, but registration is required: rsvp@drgreenway.org

Andrea Fereshteh found her peace and passion in the woods near her home in Pennington. A native of the mountains of Asheville, N.C., Fereshteh grew up climbing all the trees in her yard and hiking near the Blue Ridge Parkway. After moving to New Jersey in 2011, her journeys on local trails led her to write a blog post for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy that led to Simon & Schuster asking her to author an inspiring and poetic book about trees.

The newly published book, In the Company of Trees, is full of short essays, inspirational quotes and color photographs that can be enjoyed piece-by-piece, allowing the reader to savor the experience.

Fereshteh credits the lands preserved by D&R Greenway and other local conservation groups as having inspired her writing about the ancient and enduring wisdom of trees. “Practicing being present in nature has been a truly transformative experience for me,” Fereshteh says. “We are so lucky to have so many amazing preserved natural spaces in our area. They are incredible resources for experiencing firsthand the magic of nature, and I am thrilled to encourage others to get outside and take advantage of our local trails by sharing this new book.”



The article continues after this ad

 


A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Georgetown University, Fereshteh writes for educational institutions, nonprofits and freelance publications. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than a decade and leads weekly meditation sessions in the tradition of John Main, OSB, the Roman Catholic priest and Benedictine monk who presented a form of meditation using a prayer-phrase or mantra. 

Fereshteh’s interest in blending mindful and contemplative practices with nature led her into the woods of central New Jersey where she has practiced forest bathing for the past two years.

Rediscover your connection to the world outside during these two events focused on trees, healing and nature.

D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST is in its 30th year of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey. Through continuous preservation and stewardship -- caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity -- D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved more than 20,000 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, including 30 miles of trails open to the public. The Johnson Education Center, a circa 1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, is D&R Greenway’s home. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding land. 

D&R Greenway Land Trust Hosts Author of "In The Company of Trees"

PHOTOS: (TOP) Fine Art Photographer Frank Magalhaes’ “Old Man Willow” near Hopewell

(BOTTOM) Ed Baumlin’s dramatic painting, “Aspen Row”




D&R Greenway Land Trust Hosts Author of "In The Company of Trees"
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- D&R Greenway Land Trust continues its celebration of trees with two days of events that include a book talk, workshop and outdoor walk. On Thursday, January 24 at 7:00pm, In the Company of Trees author Andrea Fereshteh will discuss how lands preserved by D&R Greenway and other local conservation groups inspired her writing about the ancient and enduring wisdom of trees.


Dreaming of Dylan
“I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours,” sang Bob Dylan in his song “Talking World War III Blues.”  Mary Lee Kortes found inspiration in those words to compile a book entitled Dreaming of Dylan: 115 Dreams About Bob in which she shares several of her own dreams about Dylan as well as over 100 more from others around the world.
Reading Between The Lines: Der Vang And Whitehead @ Newark
Last week saw the continuation of the year-long academic showcase Writers at Newark Reading Series, hosted by Rutgers University-Newark’s MFA Creative Writing program. On Tuesday, February 6, students, professors and Brick City residents welcomed Walt Whitman award-winning poet Mai Der Vang and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead to the Express Newark’s lecture hall on Halsey Street.
An Interview With Meagan Brothers
Meagan Brothers is the author of the young adult novels Supergirl Mixtapes, which was a 2012 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nomination; Debbie Harry Sings in French, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, won a GLBT Round Table ALA Award, and was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; and her latest, Weird Girl and What’s his name.
The Pork Roll Cookbook
With summer coming to a close, we thought it was a good time to tell you about a cookbook with dozens of recipes to help you enjoy New Jersey’s favorite sandwich — pork roll. While traditionally eaten on a hard roll with an egg and cheese for breakfast, a cookbook published earlier in the year offers ways to expand the food’s recipe range.

From Our Magazine

Dreaming of Dylan

Dreaming of Dylan

“I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours,” sang Bob Dylan in his song “Talking World War III Blues.”  Mary Lee Kortes found inspiration in those words to compile a book entitled Dreaming of Dylan: 115 Dreams About Bob in which she shares several of her own dreams about Dylan as well as over 100 more from others around the world.


An Interview With  Meagan Brothers

An Interview With Meagan Brothers

Meagan Brothers is the author of the young adult novels Supergirl Mixtapes, which was a 2012 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nomination; Debbie Harry Sings in French, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, won a GLBT Round Table ALA Award, and was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; and her latest, Weird Girl and What’s his name.


Our First Year Of New Jersey Stage magazine

Our First Year Of New Jersey Stage magazine

This issue marks the beginning of the second year of New Jersey Stage magazine. It all started with the first cover you see at the bottom of this page featuring a cover story on New Jersey musician Jack Skuller. Since that issue, we have featured numerous local and national artists in music, film, theatre, dance, comedy, and art.


Interview With Scott Wieczorek

Interview With Scott Wieczorek

Scott Wieczorek works as an archaeologist and historic preservation specialist exploring historic and archaeological sites throughout the Northeast and Middle Atlantic United States during the day, but his true passion is writing. In addition to his latest novel, Awakening, his works include Byron: A Zombie Tale and Witness Through Time.








Event calendar
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019


THEATRE
"Apple Season" by E.M. Lewis @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 8:00pm

American Theater Group: Tell Them I’m Still Young @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm


Some Girl(s) @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 8:00pm


MISC

Josh Gates Live! @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:30pm

View all events










 






















For more on our awards, click here








New Jersey Stage © 2019 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 (732) 280-7625 | info@newjerseystage.com

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.