Common Book Webinar: Braiding Sweetgrass with Robin Wall Kimerer

Tuesday March 21, 2023 6:30 pm Zoom Free

This talk explores the dominant themes of Braiding Sweetgrass which include the cultivation of a reciprocal relationship with the living world. Listeners are invited to consider what we might learn if we understood plants as our teachers, from both a scientific and an indigenous perspective. The talk includes a look at the stories and experiences that shaped the author.


About the author: Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the Tulsa Community College Foundation, The TCC Library, and the TCC Common Book Committee.

Copies of Braiding Sweetgrass can be purchased through our partner bookseller, Magic City Books.

For participants requesting interpreters or other accommodations, please notify the host at Advance notice is requested.