Cover of the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. TCDC Summer Book Club. Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm from May 24th to June 21st in Room C203.

TCDC Summer Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass

Tuesdays from May 24 – June 21

Join our in-person book club on Tuesdays from 4:00pm–5:15pm to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. This is a beautiful book that explores the relationship between biology and Indigenous teachings, and will engage anyone who is passionate about being an educator and is open to learning more about Indigenous worldviews, the natural environment, and each other.

TCDC’s Indigenization specialist and curriculum consultant Jen Ward, who recently passed away, was eager to host a book club for this amazing text, and we are holding these sessions for the Langara community in her honour. We hope that you will join us as we explore the book’s five sections: Planting Sweetgrass, Tending Sweetgrass, Picking Sweetgrass, Braiding Sweetgrass, and Burning Sweetgrass. 

PLEASE NOTE: We will return to our in-person format for this book club, convening weekly in TCDC’s Collaboration Space (C203) on Tuesdays, May 24 to June 21, from 4:00pm to 5:15pm.

Update: We are excited to announce an upcoming virtual talk with the award-winning author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, as part of our Indigenous Speaker Series. The event will be held on June 7 at 11:30am and is open to Langara faculty, staff and students. Sign up now to reserve your spot for this virtual talk with Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Getting a book

The eBook is available to borrow from the Langara library. Limited hard copies are available to borrow from TCDC (please email to arrange a pick-up date and time). 

For those wishing to purchase their own copy of the book, it can be ordered from Massy Books, Book Warehouse, Chapters, and other retailers. 

In addition, we highly recommend the audiobook version as it is narrated by the author herself (available for purchase or to borrow from your local public library). The words come alive when uttered by Kimmerer, the very person who wrote them.