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.

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