Environmental Book Club – November 2020

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Join members of the Earthplace naturalist team on Wednesday, November 18th from 7-8pm for a discussion on Braiding Sweetgrass.

“Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings―asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass―offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of 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 will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.”

This is a virtual event, please register to participate.

Copies of this book are available at the Westport Library in various formats here.

Space is limited to the first 100 people.

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