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Plan C for Community: Local Food is Just the Beginning
Brad Kik of Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology promises a gentle provocation, asking how our small communities can thrive in the face of some complicated and frightening global problems. Let’s look at art, food, local economy, and caring for our commons as all part of the work of “relocalizing” — a positive, community centered way of reviving our small places in the world.
Brad Kik is the co-founder and co-director of Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology. Brad’s varied background—film study, environmental activism, graphic design, community organizing, traditional music, ecology and permaculture—plays a key role in directing the intention behind Crosshatch’s work in the community. Brad also serves on a number of boards reflecting Crosshatch’s diverse approach to community building: Earthwork Music, a collective of Michigan musicians; Grass River Natural Area, a 1000+ acre wetland preserve in Antrim County, Michigan, near where Brad calls home; and the Alliance of Artist Communities (AAC), who support and advocate for artist residency programs. Brad also acts as the co-chair of the ecological residencies cohort for the AAC, and helps convene and present their Emerging Programs Institute each year.
This event is free and open to the public.