The book, Braiding Sweetgrass laid out on a deck in golden slanted sunlight. It is surrounded by a blanket, a hat, a glass of ice water and a bottle of sunscreen.

Photo by Bethany Roesler

Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. In this book, Kimmerer explores the natural world through a dual lens of scientific study and as a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, embracing the notion that nature is our oldest teacher. A chapter in the book explores the tradition of Black Ash basket weaver John Pigeon, a relative of the two artists featured in our exhibition An Interwoven Legacy: The Black Ash Basketry of Kelly Church and Cherish Parrish.

Find this book at your favorite local bookstore or library.

Limited to 15 adults.

Please note: programming at GRAM is running with enhanced safety measures, including face covering requirements regardless of vaccination status, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/​materials among participants. Masks will be available for those who do not have one.

Monroe Center Creativity Space

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