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Long grass in summer: stems and deseeded heads waving

In session two, the Religion and Ecology reading group will discuss Robin Wall Kimmerer’s study, Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants (Penguin, 2020).

Kimmerer describes this book as “an invitation into reciprocity” and relation with the non-human living world. Some first encounter the text in ecological fieldwork, others in activism. It may be considered required reading for anyone seeking to imagine environmental futures. 

Accessing the reading

Members of the University of Cambridge can access the book via iDiscover.

Paperback and eBook editions are available to purchase (from 4.99 GBP), and the opening passages may be sampled for free via most eReaders. 

View Braiding Sweetgrass on the Penguin website for further information (

Joining the discussion

We will meet online. All are welcome.

If this is your first session, please contact Dr Anastasia Badder for Zoom details (via

Wednesday, 13 March, 2024 - 19:00 to 20:00
Event location: 
Online (via Zoom)

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