Our guest today is one of my favorite authors, Robin Wall Kimmerer, who gave us all the gift of her book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, who you know as the author of “Eat, Pray, Love,” fame calls this book “A hymn of love to the world.”
Gilbert goes on to describe the ways that Kimmerer takes us on a journey that she says is “every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise.”
This book’s indigenous wisdom became a guidepost on my own life’s path. I’m excited to share Professor Kimmerer’s profound teachings and insights with all of you.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment