Made possible by a generous grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation
Exploring Our Home Place
“You can’t know who you are until you know
where you are.”
— Wendell Berry
- We are part of an interdependent, living organism we call planet Earth;
- living in a city, it is easy to feel separated from the natural world that is our home and on which we depend;
- but the city is in nature too.
In the spring of 2022, Green Connections held a series of four Sense of Place Tours. Funded by a generous grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation, the tours were designed to help participants pull back their view of the city and see it situated in the natural world; to get reacquainted with their own bioregion, exploring their surroundings and mapping their “home.”
Each tour included transportation to and from the tour locations, and ended with a free locavore lunch where tour participants could talk over their experiences around a communal table. The four tours were:
- Lake Hefner Water Treatment Plant
- Waste Management’s Materials Recovery Facility
- The Deep Fork Creek Watershed
- Urban Farms and Composting
For more information about the tours and future educational opportunities offered by Green Connections, fill out our contact form.