Sun, Feb 14, 2021 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
All are welcome at this monthly book group meeting. We read and discuss a wide range of books, all chosen by book group members.
We will meet ONLINE after the service on February 14, 2021 to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Weaving experiences of her life as a mom and scholar with oral histories, botany, and words from wise people striving to live their cultures, Kimmerer has gifted us with wondrous insight into how our lives are interwoven with those of plants: “We cannot live without them but it’s also true that they cannot live without us.” Furthermore, if your criteria are generosity, nurturance, and humility, plants are most certainly the better species.
With the bifocalism of Indigenous and scientific frameworks, Kimmerer helps us see with new eyes that plants have a level of consciousness, enjoy more senses than we do, and communicate with us and each other at a level that colonial mindset would never have believed.
Take a walk with a true daughter of Mother Nature.
We meet online after the Sunday service on February 14, 2021. Go to ucv.im/coffee after the service ends and ask to join the Book Group breakout room. Get ready for a lively discussion with our Sunday group. Please join us; you will be a positive addition.