Civic Ecology: Healing and Growing in Community

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
January 23, 2016

Civic Ecology: Healing and Growing in Community

Marianne E. Krasny, PhD, Professor, Department of Natural Resources, and Director, Civic Ecology Lab, Cornell University
Thursday, March 3, 7:00–8:30pm, Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum

Community gardening and forestry, participatory watershed restoration…in communities around the world there is a growing phenomenon. People are coming together to rebuild and restore local environments affected by crisis, disaster, or neglect. Marianne Krasny will share stories of this emerging grassroots environmental stewardship, arguing that humans’ innate love of nature and attachment to place compels them to restore nature and places that are threatened, destroyed, or lost. She’ll also report examples of nature and community exerting a healing and restorative power on their stewards and of the measurable effects of civic ecology on individuals and communities.
Fee $10 Register at or call 617-384-5277.

Also attend a Civic Ecology Service Day with Marianne at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center on Saturday, March 5.

Presented jointly by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Read Marianne Krasny’s recent blog post: How to Reclaim Broken Public Places: From Dirty Streets in Bangalore to a Ragged River in L.A., Revival Requires Community. Zocalo Public Square.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *