Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Wisdom of Plants
Zoom Book Study in the New Year!
Starting Thursday January 14th at Noon or 7:00 P.M.
Books will be for sale and available to pick up at the church office on January 4th for $21.
Please call to reserve a spot at
403-328-2703 or email
A New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestselling book by Robin Wall Kimmerer. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.
"Robin Wall Kimmerer has written an extraordinary book, showing how the factual, objective approach of science can be enriched by the ancient knowledge of the indigenous people. It is the way she captures beauty that I love the most - the images of giant cedars and wild strawberries, a forest in the rain and a meadow of fragrant sweetgrass will stay with you long after you read the last page." - Jane Goodall
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