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“Get Back (To Where You Once Belonged): Back-to-Nature in American Life”

Hosted by Benton County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)

Join Andrew Case for his presentation on the history of “back-to-the-land” movements.

December 7
11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Otterbein Public Library
23 E. First St.
Otterbein, IN 47970

Event Details

What can the history of “back” to nature movements tell us about the changing ways that Americans have encountered nature?

From 19th century utopians, to Depression-era homesteaders, to 60’s counterculturalists, to contemporary advocates of green lifestyles—Americans have long shared a faith that a return to nature might provide an answer to the challenges of their times.

In this presentation, Andrew Case, an independent scholar of history and environmental studies, describes the history of “back-to-the-land” movements in the U.S. to encourage audiences to examine what it has meant to go “back” to nature, while also exploring the people and places that have been shaped by – and excluded from – visions of a return to nature.

“Get Back (To Where You Once Belonged)” is being held during Benton County’s hosting of Water/Ways. Visit the Benton County Soil & Water Conservation District website for more information.