Join ethnobotanist Enrique Salmón as he discusses his new book, Iwígara: The Kinship of Plants and People, with Lilia Fuquen. The belief that all life-forms are interconnected and share the same breath—known in the Rarámuri tribe as iwígara—has resulted in a treasury of knowledge about the natural world, passed down for millennia by native cultures. This beautiful collection highlights 80 plants revered by North America’s indigenous peoples and shares ways these plants are used as food and medicine, the details of their identification and harvest, their important health benefits, plus their role in traditional stories and myths. 

As part of the Virginia Festival of the Book’s ongoing Shelf Life virtual series, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register below to take part on Zoom or simply make plans to watch the livestream on Facebook.com/VaBookFest.

“A beautifully illustrated and philosophically uplifting guide to indigenous North American plant use…this lovely compendium will strike a chord with many a nature-loving reader.” —Publishers Weekly

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