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What does the Earth Ask of Us?

May 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


With Robin Wall Kimmerer | May 16, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm

“We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth, gifts we have neither earned nor paid for: air to breathe, nurturing rain, black soil, berries and honeybees, the tree that became this page, a bag of rice and the exuberance of a field of goldenrod and asters at full bloom.”

“Though the Earth provides us with all that we need, we have created a consumption-driven economy that asks, ‘What more can we take from the Earth?’ and almost never ‘What does the Earth ask of us in return?’” –Robin Wall Kimmerer

Join us for an evening of light refreshments and lecture with Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, who will share the wisdom of the indigenous people’s spirituality and its relationship to caring for the earth.

Robin is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a Professor of Environmental & Forest Biology
at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

It is an honor to have such a prestigious and thoughtful philosopher, to speak to us.

The Friends of Wisdom Prairie at Holy Wisdom Monastery and the Indigenous Arts & Sciences Program of UW-Madison co-sponsor this event.


Program full, registration closed.
Sign up early as we expect to fill up quickly and registration will close when filled.
There is a 50% refund by the May 2, 2018 registration deadline, no refund after the deadline.


Graphic: “Change Over Time,” by Victor Bakhtin, on view at the UW–Madison Arboretum Visitor Center. Image courtesy UW–Madison Arboretum.


Holy Wisdom Monastery*
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States


Greg Armstrong
608-836-1631, x123

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4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
608-836-1631, x100
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