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In Flower Community: Poems and Musical Improvisations for Native Plants

In Flower Community is a celebration of community and ecological restoration that took place along Missouri Flat Creek near Downtown Pullman on September 18, 2022, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in a landscape transformed by native plants, music, and poetry. Hosted by EcoArts on the Palouse and WSU’s School of Music and Department of English and with support from Humanities Washington, “In Flower Community: Poems and Musical Improvisations for Native Plants” featured musical works by faculty and students inspired by native plant species focal to the creek restoration. All were invited to move freely about the site and lend their voices to reading the poems featured on botanical signage during the two-hour performance. This event corresponded with the 2022 WSU Common Reading Program selection, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants and took place on the Grand Avenue Greenway near the footbridge opposite NW Ritchie Street.

Bandana Map of Plant Poem Locations and Instrumentalists

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Listen to plant songs below

follow the flower and click the play buttons to hear music

Black Hawthorn

Golden Currant

Idaho Fescue

Red osier Dogwood

Common Yarrow

Nootka Rose

Jessica's Aster


Ponderosa Pine

Quaking Aspen

Choke Cherry

Common Camas

Sophia Tegart

Ruth Boden

Chris Wilson

César Haas

Keri McCarthy

Yii Kah Hoe

Darryl Singleton

Shannon Scott

Austin Cebuelske

Chris Dickey

Sarah Miller

AJ Miller

For an easier-to-navigate list of audio files

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