Ann Arbor Wild Ones February Monthly Meeting - February 8, 2023
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, auditorium, 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105 Map
Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom
Discussion with William Kirst, co-founder of “Adapt” (https://adaptecology.org/), a non-profit that seeks to build a community network that supports the restoration of native plant and perennial food landscapes on small parcels of privately- and publicly-owned land. Come learn about the work of Adapt and the efforts to rebuild and sustain our connections to the land around us.
Why Community Supported Ecology?
We believe that each of us, and each plot of land, is vital to a healthy future. Adapt exists to sustain and promote the connections between people and the land that supports us through community co-creation of native plant and perennial food landscapes. How do we build this connection? What do we stand to gain through it? Come find out!
Through crowdfunding, education, and volunteer effort, Adapt aims to build a community network that supports the restoration of native plant and perennial food landscapes on small parcels of privately- and publicly-owned land where there might otherwise not be the resources to do so.
Co-founder William Kirst started Adapt in 2020 with a vision that each piece of property, no matter how small, can be a space that sustains life. William is a gardener and ecologist with experience and expertise in ecological restoration, native plant landscaping and perennial food gardening. He likes to dive deep into the cultural, philosophical and spiritual implications of our selves as fundamentally ecological beings.