XR Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass, Part 1

Sunday, Nov 26

The XR book club's next book will be Braiding Sweetgrass, 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."

For the first meeting, we'll be reading the through page 97 (in most editions of the book, until the end of the chapter "A Mother's Work"), and meeting at a local rebel's house.

A meal will be provided. Please RSVP, for an accurate estimate of attendance. Bringing a vegan dish, snack, or drink to share is appreciated, though not at all required!


Not wheelchair accessible