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Healing Our Soils Together: Building a Culture of Soil Keepers

January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for a workshop on building community-scale initiatives that inspire and support environmental stewardship in Wilkinsburg and beyond. Nance Klehm, author, speaker, and teacher, will share ways we can engage local residents, instigate ecological projects, and build regenerative systems in ourselves and communities through soil and soul. Come learn strategies for relating to our communities in ways that build positive, beautiful and ecologically-beneficial environments for our neighbors. Food and drinks provided. 

Prior to Nance’s lecture, Grounded will provide an update on the Wilkinsburg CommunityCare program, including ways to get involved and participate in our upcoming workshop series, and Grow Pittsburgh will share an exciting announcement regarding Wilkinsburg-based garden, Garden Dreams.

After Nance’s lecture, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow community leaders to share ways that you’re restoring vacant land, creating healthy food access, and building networks of environmental actors. Please RSVP.


6:00 PM: Doors Open. Food and drinks available.

6:30 PM: Healing Our Soils Together, Nance Klehm

7:30 PM: Networking


Civically’s office: 1001 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2129


Nance Klehm has grounded her life in the practice of digging in the dirt. As the director of Social Ecologies (socialecologies.net), she works on soil restoration and remediation, long-term landscape planning, and community-focused regenerative soils and water systems in Chicago and around the world. An internationally respected consultant, speaker, and teacher, she has contributed to the ongoing body of knowledge about soils and how to rebuild microbial, mycological, and mineral communities through her publication The Ground Rules: reconnecting soil and soul, her book The Soil Keepers: interviews with practitioners on the ground beneath our feet, her radio show “Spontaneous Vegetation,” on Chicago’s WLPN, and myriad writings and artworks of her own.




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Civically, Inc.
1001 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15221 United States
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