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Episode 45 | Finding Nature Beneath our Feet

Nance Klehm shares her experiences as a ‘radical ecologist’ and her strategies for helping cities connect with nature.

Episode 45 | Finding Nature Beneath our Feet

About Nance Klehm
Nance Klehm is a “radical ecologist” whose multifaceted practice seeks to foster awareness of how we coexist with plant and animal populations all around us. She is an ecological systems designer, landscaper, horticultural consultant, and permacultural grower. Her work focuses on soil, ecology and community.

Klehm is known for her ‘urban foraging’ workshops that serve as a basic primer in soil health in Chicago and other cities. Klehm also leads interactive workshops that create connections between participants, the urban environment and the natural ecosystems beneath. The “Living Kitchen” cooking series, for example, “uses foods that are locally cultivated, as well as foraged, in order to explore our environs and our relationship with what’s growing around us.”

Nance Klehm is a Curry Stone Foundation Social Design Circle Honoree. Read more about it here.


Social Design Insights would like to thank all those who make our weekly show possible: Baruch Zeichner, our Producer and Sound Engineer, Donna Read, for producing our video content, and Leah Freidenrich, Director of the Curry Stone Foundation. Our theme music for 2017 is "Sorry" by Comfort Fit. The break music is "Casey's garden" by Nestor Torres from his album "Treasures of the Heart."