🌾 Today we’re celebrating Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, member of the indigenous Citizen Potowatami Nation and professor of ecology at SUNY ESF. She’s also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Braiding Sweetgrass.
🌏 Dr. Kimmerer’s teachings and writings weave traditional ecological knowledge with our scientific understandings to create a beautiful new way to view the world.
🌳 Her work teaches us how to celebrate the kinship between humans, nature, and all Earth’s plants and creatures, which are honored as gifts to us all!
💕 Her native language of Anishinaabe lacks an equivalent word for “it”, and Dr. Kimmerer suggests a new pronoun for referring to nature and its gifts: Ki/Kin.
🪴 With Dr. Kimmerer’s wisdom in mind, try it out with your plants today! Maybe Ki needs water or Ki is growing a new leaf!
What gift from nature are you #grateful for today?