Admission: $25 & $10/special student price w/ID (plus applicable fees).
The Merwin Conservancy hosts an intimate evening in The Green Room with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, a plant ecologist, writer, professor, enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. Her research interests include the role of traditional ecological knowledge in ecological restoration and the ecology of mosses. She is the author of Gathering Moss which incorporates both traditional indigenous knowledge and scientific perspectives and was awarded the prestigious John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing in 2005. Her latest book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants was released in 2013 and was awarded the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award.
The Green Room is an arts and ecology salon series that fosters a reverence for language, nature, and imagination in the community. Dr. Kimmerer’s presentation will be followed by a book signing at a courtyard reception with refreshments, and pop-up book store.
Presented by FIM Group with additional support from the Atherton Family Foundation. All ticket sales benefit the nonprofit Merwin Conservancy.