To celebrate our 5th Anniversary and Earth Day, we are launching the “EarthWalk Trail” on April 16.
We invite you to come walk our trail to find 15 EarthWalk stops where you’ll be able to read and ponder our favorite quotes from Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. We hope you’ll be inspired by Robin’s wise words and insights into the natural world.
EarthWalk stops will be installed April 16 – June 16, 2021 on a 1/2 mile trail. This is a free ongoing activity through June 16.
About Braiding Sweetgrass: In this inspirational book Robin draws on her life as an indigenous woman and scientist, to show how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.
About Robin Wall Kimmerer: Robin is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants” and “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses”. She lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.
Interested in purchasing Braiding Sweetgrass? Click here to go to Amazon.
What Is Sweetgrass? Sweetgrass is one of the most important Native American ceremonial plants, used by many tribes as an incense and purifying herb. Sweetgrass symbolizes healing, peace, and spirituality in many Native cultures, and braids of sweetgrass are sometimes left as offerings at graves and sacred sites. Sweetgrass is one of the four sacred medicinal plants (sweetgrass, tobacco, sage, cedar). Sweetgrass is sometimes called the hair of Mother Earth and is considered a gift. We have Sweetgrass planted near the
“Ke-Chunk Ciporoke” sculpture by Ho-Chunk artist Truman Lowe.
Quotes Along the EarthWalk Trail: We hope you’ll visit our EarthWalk Trail and read our favorite quotes placed in the context of the natural world. But, if you’re not able to do our walk, or you would like to save a copy of the quotes, please click here to download our EarthWalk Trail Quotes.