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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

As we embraced Longwood’s new Meadow Garden we invited you to read Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Kimmerer. Together with local libraries and community partners, we explored the book’s ideas about the importance of our relationship with plants, Native American culture and storytelling, and the science of botany.

The Great Kapok Tree

Our children’s title, The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, gave our youngest garden guests an inspired look at what the kapok tree means to the creatures who live in it—and what rainforests mean to the world’s ecology.

Resources

Braiding Sweetgrass

Discussion And Question Guide
Potawatomi Glossary
Scientific Terms Glossary
Three Sisters Sheet
Additional Reading Suggestions

The Great Kapok Tree

Discussion Questions
Worksheet
Reading Activity 1
Tree Creatures Activity 2
Rainforest Mural Activity 3
Family Conservation Plan Activity 4