March 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Online Via Zoom
Anne Melia & Brenda Bennett-Pike

For the March JEDI Book Club, we will be reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and discussing it on Mighty Networks.

“I give daily thanks for Robin Wall Kimmerer for being a font of endless knowledge, both mental and spiritual.” —RICHARD POWERS, NEW YORK TIMES

Braiding Sweetgrass (Oct 13, 2020 edition) | Open Library


Here is the Goodreads Summary:

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.

Register at this link.

Please feel welcome to attend, even if you missed earlier book club meetings. This is an open group, and we understand that our lives are busy and not everyone will be able to attend each month!

The JEDI Book Club is facilitated by Resilient Activists Brenda Bennett-Pike and Anne Melia. We hope you will join us!

Robin Wall Kimmerer - The New School at Commonweal

Also, check out Robin Wall Kimmerer exemplifying what she teaches in her book in this beautiful video made by The Commons KU.

GIFTS OF THE LAND | A Guided Nature Tour with Robin Wall Kimmerer | The Commons KU – YouTube