Hannah Gray Reviews ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer

It’s mid-May, mid-lockdown, and I’m sitting in my peaceful garden listening to the blackbird singing. I am feeling accomplished, having just submitted my CRES dissertation, and about to start a new book which I have been looking forward to reading for some time. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and …

Springtime in Lockdown

At the edge of the Rectory lawn a Hawthorn stands in silence.  Compared to her lofty neighbours – Oak, Ash, Beech, Sycamore – she cuts a diminutive figure and as they welcome the return of the springtime sun by trying to outdo one another in their green-ness, she quietly dresses …