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Northeast Wilderness Trust hosts first Learning Circle book group

Sign up to join Northeast Wilderness Trust’s first Learning Circle book group beginning, Wednesday, January 24, 2024.  The Learning Circle will meet virtually four times between January and March. The intention for this new offering is to engage in community learning and reinforce the importance of rewilding, while getting to know each other. For this first Learning Circle we will be reading Robin Wall Kimmerer’s, Braiding Sweetgrass. As a botanist, Kimmerer was trained to study Nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. Kimmerer brings these perspectives together to help us embrace our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world so we may chose a way forward understanding that “We are one of Many.”

The learning circle will meet virtually in 2024 on four Wednesday evenings: January 24, February 7, February 21, and March 6, from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm EST. These biweekly sessions will allow time to get to know each other and divide the reading and discussion into four parts.  The January 24 gathering will cover the first 20 pages, with each session then covering about 100 pages of the book.  If you are interested in participating, please register here. Details on the sessions and zoom link will be sent out to registered participants in early January 2024.

Facilitators for the Learning Circle book group will be David Hindin, NEWT supporter, and Carol MacKinnon Fox, NEWT Board member.  We look forward to meeting you!

Photography: Fungi gathering at Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve by Shelby Perry