Lessons from Sweetgrass

The author of the award-winning book, "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants," introduces us to the wealth of culturally significant plants in the Adirondack region. She will explore the philosophy and practices of indigenous stewardship, which creates and maintains biodiversity. The lessons of traditional ecological knowledge continue to be a source of guidance for renewing a respectful relationship with the natural world.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer, and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. She also serves as the founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

Speaker: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Location: The Meeting House
Saturday, August 19, 3 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We encourage you to bring a donation of non-perishable food items for the Johnstown Council of Churches Food Pantry.

Summer 2017

Volume 35 , Number 3

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