A gentle, simple, humble, beautiful edition to inspire readers about scientific knowledge, indigenous wisdom & teachings of plants. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with tools of science. Embraces the notion that plants & animals are our oldest teachers. Braiding Sweetgrass 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.
Shares how living beings – asters & goldenrod, strawberries & squash, salamanders, algae & sweetgrass offer gifts, lessons we’ve forgotten. Awakens an ecological consciousness to acknowledge, celebrate our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. Only when we hear voices of all living beings will we be capable of understanding the grace, gorgeousness, greatness, generosity of earth.