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Book Study Group

Jun 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

April 6 – June 29, 2020
(Every other Monday)

9:00 – 10:30 am PT / Noon – 1:30 pm ET

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants 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.

About the Book Study Group

Book Study Group rules are simple:

  1. Let us know you are interested by signing up here so that you receive announcements and Zoom video conferencing links
  2. Read the chapters and add your thoughts to the conversation
  3. Come to meetings when you can for as long as you can

Mondays from 9:00 – 10:30 am PT / Noon – 1:30 pm ET

April 6 – Choose next book (Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer chosen)
April 20 – Preface – PLANTING SWEETGRASS Skywoman Falling The Council of Pecans The Gift of Strawberries An Offering Asters and Goldenrod Learning the Grammar of Animacy
May 4 – TENDING SWEETGRASS Maple Sugar Moon Witch Hazel A Mother’s Work The Consolation of Water Lilies Allegiance to Gratitude
May 18 – PICKING SWEETGRASS Epiphany in the Beans The Three Sisters Wisgaak Gok penagen: A Black Ash Basket Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass Maple Nation: A Citizenship Guide The Honorable Harvest
June 1 – BRAIDING SWEETGRASS In the Footsteps of Nanabozho: Becoming Indigenous to Place The Sound of Silverbells Sitting in a Circle Burning Cascade Head Putting Down Roots Umbilicaria: The Belly Button of the World Old-Growth Children Witness to the Rain
June 15 – BURNING SWEETGRASS Windigo Footprints The Sacred and the Superfund People of Corn, People of Light Collateral Damage Shkitagen: People of the Seventh Fire Defeating Windigo Epilogue: Returning the Gift Notes Sources Acknowledgments
June 29 – HOPEFULLY meet with the author (We’re looking for someone who knows the author and could make the invitation. Do you know of such a person?)


Jun 1
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Zoom video conferencing
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