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Earth Days book discussion - Braiding Sweetgrass 

  • Location: Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library (18 Church St.)

  • Time: 7pm-8:30pm

  • Description: Join us for our yearly Earth Days Book Discussion with Greening Vermillion! This year the book is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Please register for the Zoom link or if you would like a copy of the book. Books are available at the circulation desk as well:

    • Synopsis: 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.

    • About the Author: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer (also credited as Robin W. Kimmerer) (born 1953) is Associate Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). She is the author of numerous scientific articles, and the book Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses. She is Potawatomi and combines her heritage with her scientific and environmental passions.

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