The Warm Up: A Podcast By Keep Nature Wild

Ep 2: The After Effects of Herbicides With Ash Davidson, Author, Damnation Spring

April 11, 2022 Briana Sullivan Episode 2
The Warm Up: A Podcast By Keep Nature Wild
Ep 2: The After Effects of Herbicides With Ash Davidson, Author, Damnation Spring
Show Notes

Nature, in its unadulterated state, effectively provides us with all the essential needs for living, and it is our responsibility to take care of it and preserve it for the next generations. 

In this episode, Bri chats with Ash Davidson, Author of Damnation Spring. Ash shares her inspiration in writing her book and how it started with her interest in herbicides, fueled by where she grew up and their reliance on the creek for drinking water.

Join us in the campfire as we talk about this wonderful story.

Episode 2 at a glance:

  • How the book started with a curiosity that led Ash to do some research on herbicides. 
  • Issues of environmental regulation and how people have their reasons for thinking about it the way they do. 
  • The herbicides today are different, but the issues are the same, environmental contaminants and their effects on humans, animals, and plants.
  • The characters of the community in the book and the barriers in reaching out to their elected officials as their families focused mainly on making ends meet. 
  • The fascinating revelation of studies that plants warn each other when disease or insects are coming.


Today’s Guest:

Ash Davidson is the author of the book Damnation Spring. She was born in Arcata, California, and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Damnation Spring has been called a best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek, Kirkus, the Chicago Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, and BookRiot, a best California book of the year by the New York Times, and a Washington Post notable book.

Connect and know more about Ash and Damnation Spring here:
Website:
https://www.ashdavidson.net
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashdavidsonwriter/

More about Keep Nature Wild:
At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host. And together, we pick up one pound of trash for every product sold.

Website: https://keepnaturewild.com
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/