Member & Volunteer Book Club

18nov1:00 pm2:00 pmMember & Volunteer Book ClubBraiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimerer

Event Details

Calling all adult Pittsburgh Botanic Garden members and volunteers! Join us at the Garden for a book club to discuss works on the wondrous and sometimes wacky world of plants, nature and the environment. Read the book ahead of time and come ready to share your point of view. Selections will vary and discussions are sure to be lively! Mingle with fellow members, discuss interesting ideas and form new friendships. Free to members and volunteers, but pre-registration is required.

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Friday, November 18  |  1:00 – 2:00pm

November Selection:

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimerer

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

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 two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert)

 

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(Friday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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If you are unable to attend, kindly give 48 hours notice by calling the Garden at 412-444-4464. The Garden reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment, or in the event of severe weather.