Human Ecology

Human Ecology

Monday, September 16th, 2024

 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Eastern Time)
 Marywood Chapel, 111 Lakeside Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 Map

  • Public Welcome
  • Free Event
  • Chapter Meeting
  • Program/Speaker Presentation
  • Free Public Parking

Presented by William Kirst, Adapt community supported ecology.

The default Western thinking about ecosystems is to see humans as outside, objective observers, except in cases where we are actively degrading or interacting with areas we have designated as ‘nature’. However, not only are humans a part of our ecosystem, our interactions with other humans are arguably some of the most important transactions in the ecological web of our neighborhoods. What does this mean for us? How can we use this perspective to foster positive change? And what does it mean to be a good neighbor to all?


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 over 20 years of 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 ourselves as fundamentally ecological beings.