Few books have been more eagerly passed from hand to hand with delight in these last years than Robin Wall Kimmerer’sBraiding Sweetgrass.Krista interviewed her in 2015, and it quickly became a much-loved show as her voice was just rising in common life. Robin is a botanist and also a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She’s written, “Science polishes the gift of seeing, Indigenous traditions work with gifts of listening and language.” An expert in moss — a bryologist — she describes mosses as the “coral reefs of the forest.” Robin Wall Kimmerer opens a sense of wonder and humility for the intelligence in all kinds of life we are used to naming and imagining as inanimate.
An invitation from Krista: in June we are transitioningOn Beingfrom a weekly show to a seasonal podcast. We hope you’ll help us celebrate this threshold, and these first two decades, by sharing how you’ve made this adventure of conversation your own:
Is there a guest, an idea or a moment from an episode that has made a difference, that has stayed with you?
We’ve created a way for you to record your reflection simply — and at the same time sign up to stay on top of what’s happening next:www.st-inga.com/staywithus. Krista will be offering some of her defining memories, too: in a special online event in June, on social media, and more. So — please and thank you — go towww.st-inga.com/staywithus.