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Naturalist Book Club

October 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 25, 2020

Online Naturalist Book Club

Braiding Sweetgrass:

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants


Join us for a lively interactive program as we discuss Robin Wall Kimmerer’s profound book, Braiding Sweetgrass. In her award-winning book, Kimmerer, a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, looks at our deep interrelationship with plants and the natural world as perceived through the Native American and Western scientific modalities. Friends of China Camp naturalist Harold Hirsch will lead our online group discussion via Zoom.


Excerpt from Goodreads.com:

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 lenses of knowledge together to show 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 are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.


Date: Sunday, October 25

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Venue: Zoom meeting (Details emailed to you once you reserve a space.) 



Space is limited and reservations are required.

Free. Donations encouraged.

Questions?  Reach us at programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.



October 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm