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Coordinator’s Column — Book Recommendation

Grace Florjancic
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Hello Gardeners,

While you all know me as a gardener, I am also a book worm. Earlier this winter I read a fantastic book I want to share with you. Author Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is both a botanist and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. In Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass, she compares and contrasts the way scientists and various native cultures perceive the natural world around us. Kimmerer writes from her perspectives as a scientist, a Native American, a teacher, a student, and a mother to explore the interactions and impacts humans have on the nature surrounding us. I recommend this book for everyone to read but especially those interested in nature, science, history, and/or culture.