Braiding Sweetgrass Quote

In today’s book club meeting, several members want to include some quotes from the book to be added to the newsletter.

“When conditions are easy and there’s plenty to go around, individual species can go it alone. But when conditions are harsh and life is tenuous, it takes a team sworn to reciprocity to keep life going forward. In a world of scarcity, interconnection and mutual aid become critical for survival. So say the lichens.”

This is a quote from p.273 of the book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, 2013, Milkweed Edition  (This was our November/December book club choice)