You may have recently heard Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer on National Public Radio’s program “On Being,” discussing how her curiosity as a young person about why asters and goldenrod looked so beautiful together led her to pursue studies in botany to explain the order and harmony of the universe. (She was discouraged initially, by being told the topic was not “science” enough, but she persevered.) Now is your chance to hear Kimmerer in person as Maine Audubon hosts a talk by the author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.”

The book came out in 2013 and was a best-seller – it never hurts to be blurbed by the likes of “Eat Pray Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert, who said of Kimmerer, “Her words are a hymn of love to the world.” Kimmerer, who is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, is a distinguished professor of environmental biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She is the founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

If you’re interested, visit to register, and don’t dawdle: There was so much excitement about the event that Maine Audubon moved it to a bigger venue.


WHAT: Talk and book signing by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer on botany and indigenous people

WHEN: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Thursday

WHERE: Falmouth High School Theater, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth

HOW MUCH: $15 nonmembers, $12 members. Pay in advance at

FOR INFO: 781-2330

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: