Brooks Lamb is the author of Overton Park: A People’s History (Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2019). A 2016 Truman Scholar and a 2017 graduate of Rhodes College, Brooks is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Before beginning his graduate studies, he worked with The Land Trust for Tennessee, helping farmers and other landowners permanently protect their land from development. Through his reading and writing, his mentors and friends, his vocation and service, and his life experiences, he has nurtured a commitment to land ethics, and he hopes to help strengthen human-land relationships through academic and professional work. He is passionate about exploring the intersections of ethics, land, farming, environmental stewardship, conservation, parks, people, and more.
Brooks grew up on a small farm just north of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, in the small community of Holts Corner. His family and the farm helped him cultivate an unshakeable sense of place, a strong work ethic, an understanding of hope, and a passion for serving others.