Robin Kimmerer

We need to listen to the land, not just for data, but for wisdom.

Robin Kimmerer, Blue River Fellow, 2004

Robin Kimmerer is a mother, botanist, writer and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York, where she is the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. Her writings include Gathering Moss, which was awarded the John Burroughs Medal in 2005 and Braiding Sweetgrass : Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants in 2013.

Forest Log Work:

Listening to Water

Every drop has a life of its own, a story colored by its meetings and we can no more see the drops in the river that we can see the river which shifts from season to season, year to year so that we scarcely know it.

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Interview with a Watershed

On the same day, at the same time I am sitting beside that brook resting on a mossy stone. The radio transmitters are silent and all I hear is water, trickling down, ledge to ledge over mossy boulders and sluicing under logs.

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