Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Hunnewell Building, 125 Arbor Way, Boston

Civic Ecology: Healing and Growing in Community

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. In New Orleans after Katrina, in New York after Sandy, in Soweto after apartheid, and in any number of postindustrial, depopulated cities, people work together to restore nature, renew communities, and to heal themselves. 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.

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

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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