Land Ethics and Water Resources

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October 29, 2017, 4:00 PM CT

Presented by Heidi Mehl

In 1949 Aldo Leopold sparked the modern conservation movement with his treatise on "land ethics," declaring that ethical individual cooperation should also consider soil, water, plants, and animals. But what role does culture play in determining the land ethics of place? This presentation explores different land ethics and how they influence land management and local water resources. Special focus will be on agricultural practices in Kansas and how they compare with the indigenous land ethics of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, the Altai Republic of Siberian Russia, and tea growers in central Kenya.

Water/Ways has been made possible in Kansas by the Kansas Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kansas Humanities Council's Friends of the Humanities, and the following partners: the Mariah Fund, the Sunflower Foundation, Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation, CCS Family Fund, Matfield Station, and Hall Commercial Printing.

Hesston Public Library
300 N Main St
Hesston, KS 67062-9160
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Sponsored by: Hesston Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Libby Albers
(620) 327-4666