Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Kimmerer learned how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as “the younger brothers of creation.”
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"Every time I sat down with Braiding Sweetgrass I could feel the excitement. What new wisdom, perspectives or teachings might emerge from Robin Wall Kimmerer’s spiritually uplifting work?"
"With deep compassion and graceful prose, botanist and professor of plant ecology Kimmerer (Gathering Moss) encourages readers to consider the ways that our lives and language weave through the natural world."