Book Talk with Jono Miller

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Event info

Tuesday, July 13, 7pm


Jono Miller talks about his new book, “The Palmetto Book: Histories and Mysteries of the Cabbage Palm”.  Miller is a natural historian, activist, and educator in Southwest Sarasota. His book documents the passion of the native cabbage palm, as well as its anatomy and interactions with humans throughout history and current events. Miller offers surprising facts and dispels common myths about an important native plant that remains largely misunderstood.

Feel free to bring your book for signing. Books will also be available for purchase.

Here’s what people are saying about the book:

“Can someone tell him how incredibly interesting his book is?! . . . It is bizarrely fascinating.”
“Who would have thought a book about trees would be so hard to put down? I have read only a few books where the author engages the readers so up close and personal. . .”
“Jono Miller ties together history, nature, humor and story telling.”
“I never imagined that I would be reading about cabbage palms and find the subject fascinating, but I have.”
” . . .highly recommended for not only the light reader but also those intent on a deeper understanding of this iconic plant.”
” I bought it and LOVED IT! as promised I now notice every palmetto.”
“I keep learning more about this fascinating plant — and loving and hating it more every day.”
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