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Braiding Sweetgrass NJ Book Club

Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

July 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Please join us Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Jammin Crepes in Princeton for our monthly book club.  In July, we will be discussing Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass.  This is a free event, but registration is required.  The following book summary is from the publisher, Milkweed Editions:

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 two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and 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 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 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.

Date: July 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event CategoryBook Club
Venue Name: Jammin’ Crepes
Address: 20 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

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Phone: 609-924-5387
Organizer Name: NOFA-NJ
Organizer Name: Jammin’ Crepes