I asked the community of ANFT Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guides (which I am part of) to recommend their top books as they relate to the practice of Forest Bathing and connecting to nature. Over 30 guides passionately responded with over 20 books that have touched them. So here are the top 10 books for you to read so that you may deepen your connection to the natural world. Enjoy!
Duncan grew up on the shores of Lake Champlain in rural Vermont where his deep connection to Nature was formed. After receiving Nature & Forest Therapy Guide Certification from the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, he began his official practice in New York City guiding the first Forest Bathing groups through the Loch Trail in Central Park. After creating NYC’s first Shinrin-Yoku trail on Randall’s Island, he moved back to Vermont where he now hosts walks throughout the state with his outfit, Nature Connection Guide.