Mindful☼Monday: Thus Spoke the Plant

For our first Mindful Monday of the New Year, we’re bringing you a book recommendation to add to your list (because one of your goals was to read more this year, right?!).

Monica Gagliano’s “Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants” is just as interesting and inspiring as its title suggests.

A Bioneers review has this to say about the work: “Gagliano reveals the dynamic role plants play in genuine first-hand accounts from her research into plant communication and cognition. By transcending the view of plants as the objects of scientific materialism, Gagliano encourages us to rethink plants as people: beings with subjectivity, consciousness, and volition, and hence having the capacity for their own perspectives and voices.”

Thus Spoke the Plant is a must-read for folks who enjoy a creative blend of hard science and personal experience, where both worlds meet harmoniously and offer a vision for what our future relationships with the more-than-human world could look like. Looking for that spark of inspiration? You may find it here.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

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