Braiding Sweetgrass: Weekly Guides, Discussion, and Community Meal & Vigil


Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass teaches us that the exhaustion of ecological resources isn’t an issue to be compartmentalized or deferred to some distant group of scientists. It’s a responsibility that we all share. The book urges us to deepen our understanding of the land we inhabit. She challenges us to rethink our perceptions of the natural world and our relationships with our communities, revealing their (and our) intricate interconnectedness. Braiding Sweetgrass offers a wealth of stories and resources to guide us leaving us with a sense of hope rather than paralyzing fear.

Information for Zoom Discussion

Monday, Nov. 27th, 6:00-7:00 pm

We’ve been journeying together through the deeply moving pages of “Braiding Sweetgrass” for a month. Now, it’s time to gather around our virtual campfire and share our insights, reflections, and the many ways this book has enriched our lives. Join us on for an immersive Zoom discussion.

Register in Advance at the link here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Upcoming Community Dinner & Vigil

Nov. 29th, 5:30-6:30 pm | Fellowship Hall

Community is built around shared tables and shared wisdom, so we’re inviting YOU to join us for a meal that feeds more than just our bodies. On Nov. 29th. we’re gathering for our Community Meal, a time of togetherness, reflection, and hope.

We’ll be exploring the themes of “Braiding Sweetgrass”, a book that has touched many of our hearts with its profound wisdom over the past month. But don’t worry if you haven’t read the book – there’s a place for you at our table too! The ideas of reciprocity, gratitude, and love for the Earth are universal, and we all have something valuable to bring to the discussion and our intergenerational activities that evening.

During our meal, we’ll also hold a prayer vigil, a space for us to share our hopes and dreams, and to stand together in unity and compassion. So, mark your calendars and set your reminders – let’s come together to fill our plates and our minds. Contact Dr. Kelly Sherman-Conroy for questions:

Weekly Reading Guides & Reflection Questions

Week One: Planting Sweetgrass

Week Two: Braiding Sweetgrass and the Democracy of Species

Week Three: Exploring the Honorable Harvest

Week Four: Embracing Sustainable Living through Braiding Sweetgrass

Week Five: Burning Sweetgrass