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PERENNIAL CEREMONY launch event at Birchbark Books with Teresa Peterson and Diane Wilson

June 26 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm CST

Teresa Peterson will celebrate the launch of her new book, Perennial Ceremony: Lessons and Gifts from a Dakota Garden, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at Birchbark Books’s downtown event space, Birchbark Bizhiw. She will be joined in conversation by Diane Wilson, author of The Seed Keeper.

This event is free but requires advance registration.

In this rich collection of prose, poetry, and recipes, Teresa Peterson shares how she found refuge from the struggle to reconcile her Christianity and Dakota spirituality, discovering solace and ceremony in communing with the earth. Perennial Ceremony brings us into this relationship, as Peterson guides us through the Dakota seasons to impart lessons from her life as a gardener, gatherer, and lover of the land.

Perennial Ceremony is a powerful, necessary gift for our times. Teresa Peterson writes with passionate grace of Dakota practices and teachings that nourish our world and transformed her life. With compassion, humor, wisdom, and courage, she offers a path through the disastrous fires of our own making. A book I’ll return to again and again for solace, guidance, delectable recipes, and most of all: inspiration.” —Mona Susan Power, author of A Council of Dolls

Equally inspiring for gardeners and cooks and readers who love a good story, Teresa Peterson’s generous-hearted sharing of her spiritual journey through gardening is both nourishing and uplifting. Her tender gleaning of practical, seasonal wisdom invites us to remember a relationship with the land that is ceremony, a life-sustaining, daily communion with creation. —Diane Wilson, author of The Seed Keeper

“Full of Indigenous knowledge, family stories, and tasty recipes, Perennial Ceremony is a love letter to Dakota homeland. In poetic passages and precise prose, Teresa Peterson teaches us what it means to acknowledge plants, creatures, water, and the earth as our relatives. Here is a circle of respect enacted through a life story of eating and exploring, grieving and healing, and the momentum of continual, seasonal return. This book will be cherished for all the delights it offers and all the wisdom it bestows.” —Heid E. Erdrich, author of Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest

Birchbark Bizhiw

1629 Hennepin Avenue #275
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 United States
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