March 2017 Book Selection

Product DetailsThe Natural History Society book club will meet on Monday, March 27, 3:30-5:00 to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.  For location, contact Jean at

Publishers Weekly called Robin Wall Kimmerer “a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose” and went on to state that this book will appeal to “anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture.”  Botanist Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science.  She is a member of the Potawatomi Nation, whose teachings consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

Gathering Moss, an earlier book by Kimmerer, was the book selection for January 2016.