Keri DeTore & Adrienne Ross-Scanlan - Rain Gardens for the Pacific Northwest & Turning Homeward

Mountaineers authors Adrienne Ross-Scanlan (Turning Homeward), and Keri DeTore (Rain Gardens for the Pacific Northwest) will be giving a joint presentation at Third Place Books in Seward Park on Thursday, March 15 at 7pm. Reading from their books and using slides, they will discuss the toxic effects of modern life on our urban waterways and ways each person can begin to mitigate those effects in their own yards and communities. You’ll come away wanting to know more about our native salmon runs, and how to create beautiful gardens to keep water-borne toxins from harming them.

Adrienne Ross Scanlan is an award-winning nature and personal essay writer, nonfiction editor of the Blue Lyra Review, and author of the narrative nonfiction manuscript, Turning Homeward: Restoring Nature in the Urban Wild.

Co-author Keri DeTore is a landscape designer with a degree in horticultural restoration. Her writing has appeared in the People for Puget Sound website, the West Seattle Blog, The Daily Journal of Commerce, Prime Time Newspaper, and Northwest Construction News. Illustrator Jill Nunemaker was born and raised in the Northwest and is an award-winning landscape designer and horticulturist. Find her at


Rain Gardens for the Pacific Northwest: Design and Build Your Own Cover Image
ISBN: 9781680510416
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Skipstone Press - January 2017

Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild Cover Image
ISBN: 9781680510621
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Mountaineers Books - September 2016