Braiding Sweet Grass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants

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by Robin Kimmerer

Milkweed Editions

2015, paperback

SKU:  9781571313560

 

Drawing on her life as a scientist and an indigenous 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 a rich braid of 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 a wider ecological consciousness requires the  acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.