Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. By Robin Wall Kimmerer. Softcover. 390 pgs.
Botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer combines science and Native American wisdom in these essays about plants and Native practices and beliefs. She shares her personal experiences along with things she has learned in her journey as a student, professor, mother and member of the Potawatomi Nation.
You will read about a variety of plants including strawberries, witch hazel, maple trees and of course, Sweetgrass. Kimmerer discusses her struggles with academic types, and things she has learned from Native crafters and botanists.
Whether you read just a few essays or read the whole book straight through, you will have gained new perspectives on plants, history and society.