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Conservation Book Club

Conservation Book Club

Love reading? Love nature? Then consider joining our Conservation Book Club! The group decides where and when to meet and which compelling books to discuss in the future. This book club meets quarterly. We discuss local and planet-wide conservation issues and are inspired by our readings, personal experiences, and good conversations.

The next meeting of this book club will be on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at a private home in Ashland for a discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

This is a free club and all are welcome. By the way, finishing the selected book is not a requirement for attendance!

Come join us!

Braiding Sweetgrass info:


We receive a 20% discount from Bloomsbury Books for our book selections. For details about the discount and to sign-up to receive email notifications about book club meetings, contact Kristi at or 541.482.3069 Ext 105.

Robin Wall Kimmerer has written an extraordinary book, showing how the factual, objective approach of science can be enriched by the ancient knowledge of the indigenous people. It is the way she captures beauty that I love the most—the images of giant cedars and wild strawberries, a forest in the rain and a meadow of fragrant sweetgrass will stay with you long after you read the last page.
— Jane Goodall, author of Seeds of Hope and My Life with the Chimpanzees
Everyone who cares about the environment—and everyone else, period—should have Braiding Sweetgrass on their table. We need it. It captures the true reverence between Native Americans and the earth, the relationship that we need to survive. It is great writing and beautiful work.
— Oren Lyons, Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper