Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction, and short-listed for both the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Award. Eating Dirt is an extended postcard from the cut blocksaa vivid portrayal of one woman's life planting trees, her insights into the forest industry and its environmental implications, and a celebration of the wonder of trees. Charlotte Gill spent almost twenty years working as a tree planter in the forests of Canada. During her million-tree career, she encountered hundreds of clear-cuts, each one a collision site between human civilization and the natural world. Charged with sowing the new forest in these clear-cuts, tree planters are a tribe caught between the stumps and the virgin timber, between environmentalists and loggers. Also available in paperback.The coils of wire rope in the backdrop, the wood planks, the industrial outdoors that resemble the mud bogs of ... then, Roland told me, they worked in a big co- op. ... He mentioned a wall chart they kept in a company office diagramming which tree planter had slept with whom. ... At work, if the weather is awful or if wea#39; re having a sad, unproductive shift, Roland carves out room for us and flicks on the seatanbsp;...
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