Robin Wall Kimmerer

Robin Wall Kimmerer (born 1953) is 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 books Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (2003), and Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (2013). She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and combines her heritage with her scientific and environmental passions.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Nature is more than the multicolored plants we use to adorn our windowsills, and caring for the earth requires more than simply placing a recycling bin on the curb every Tuesday. In an environment filled with variety, mystery, and beauty beneath every fallen leaf and tilted tree, we are called to do more than complete a few superficial tasks. Nature simultaneously provides, instructs, and inspires human beings, blooming a world for which we should be thankful. Spiritual writer and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer nurtures scientific and Native knowledge to plant a renewed understanding of the land—one that sustains the flourishing of people, plants, and animals as seeds of a single, winding relationship rooted in the earth.

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