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February Book Club

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.

Cindy Killion has shared a number of resources related to this book and its author:

The first thing you might be interested in viewing is a virtual  presentation she did at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. You can view the recorded Zoom webinar here:


Here’s a blog entry, “7 takeaways from Robin Wall Kimmerer’s talk on the animacy of nature and how to respect it:”



Here are some other upcoming events at which she’s speaking – some are free, some require a purchase of a ticket to view:


Feb. 1 – 3-5 pm CST: She’s keynote for a bicultural restoration event during the River Restoration Northwest conference. It’s a free virtual event with Robin as keynote, panelists but you have to register here:


Feb. 5: She is the keynote speaker for PASA Sustainable Agriculture for its 30th Annual Sustainable Agriculture conference. It’s $50 if you just want to attend her keynote, and you must register at:


Feb. 27: She is the keynote for the Prairie Enthusiasts Annual Conference in Viroqua. You must register, and it’s $95 that also includes a 1-year membership in The Prairie Enthusiasts.

For registration:

For info on all speakers:


April 15: The Orange County, California, library is hosting her in a “Meet the Author” virtual event as part of the Orange County Big Read. There probably will be more information later at this site:


April 21: Seattle Arts and Lectures presents Robin in a digital event. You can choose your ticket price (suggested is $20), and you can purchase the tickets here:

Monday, February 22, 2021, 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
The February Book Club will meet via Zoom. The link will be sent in your registration confirmation.

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