Book Club

~ Book Club ~ 

Our in-person Book Club is resuming in Los Osos, CA!

This pandemic has been long and lingering so our book club is resuming to bring us together in a meaningful way for connection, conversation, and sharing inspiration with “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants”. There are no fees for participating.

WHERE: I will be hosting on my backyard deck  ~ 1520 4th Street, Los Osos

WHEN:  moved to 4th Saturday of each month (dates and times subject to change- if you have RSVP’d you will be kept up to date)

Next meet-up: Saturday, Feb 26 at 1:00pm

Please RSVP HERE

Next meet-up ~ Saturday, Feb 26 at 1pm (we already met in January)

Our book club dates are moving to the 4th Saturday (instead of 2nd) so save the date for our next book club date, next month on Feb 26. This will allow some time for moving through this current surge of the pandemic so we can hopefully meet in person. Please take good care of yourself!

We’ll be finishing up “Burning Sweetgrass”.

      • RSVP’s required – and please keep them current
      • Suggested reading through final section “Burning Sweetgrass”. If you are unable to read that far, come anyways! For those of you who finished already ~ feel free to begin any other book you are interested in and share about it when we see you!
      • Optional – we can walk from my house to the Sweet Springs (Los Osos) afterwards!

Additional tentative dates:

  • Saturday, March 26 at 1pm – Book TBA
  • Saturday, April 23 at 1pm

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Please plan to attend only if you are vaccinated and having no symptoms of illness. 

Selected Book

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Named a “Best Essay Collection of the Decade” by Literary Hub
A Book Riot “Favorite Summer Read of 2020”

DESCRIPTION: Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

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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If you are interested in participating in our book club, now or in the future, please fill out this form so you can receive updates on our meet-up dates and times. All dates and times subject to change. (Please plan to attend only if you are vaccinated. Masks are optional since we will be outside.)

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