Robin Wall Kimmerer

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

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A day-long exploration exploring the sacred in nature with author and botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer and with poet, photographer, and Zen priest Jaune Evans. Listen to and share stories given to us by the plants, ocean, birds, and wind. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Robin embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be the oldest teachers. She has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science.

Hear Robin Kimmerer reading from Braiding Sweetgrass.

Co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books.

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Robin Wall Kimmerer

Robin is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her first book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. Her writings have appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She lives in Fabius, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

Jaune Evans

Poet and photographer Jaune Evans has worked in philanthropy and public service for the past twenty-five years. As a multi-disciplinary artist, Jaune has taught numerous community workshops on the creative process.