The Places Between Us

"The Places Between Us" is part podcast, part walking tour — conversations (from a distance) with artists, poets, educators, and change-makers as they take us on walks through their own special places.

Episode 1: Willis Prairie with Kail Katzenmeier

Episode 2: Konza Prairie with Jill Haukos

Jill Haukos leads the Konza Environmental Education Program which serves thousands of school children hands-on learning experiences every year. Hike with us on the Konza Nature Trail loop and learn more about what makes this prairie site unique.

Episode 3: East Lawrence with Megan Kaminski

Megan Kaminski is a poet and faculty member of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. In this episode, Megan shares about some of her recent projects including a native plant divination deck, an upcoming long-form poetry book, and more.

Episode 4: Edible Wild Plants with Sue Maes & Terry Olson

In this adaptation of Prairiewood's UFM class from June 7, 2020, local Manhattanites Terry Olson and Sue Maes share tips for foraging edible wild plants of Kansas. Learn about best practices for gathering and preparing wild plants, and practice some specific plant identification. Click here to download a free PDF checklist of some edible wild plants in Kansas.

Episode 5: The Culture in Agriculture with Aubrey Streit Krug

Ecosphere Studies Director, Aubrey Streit Krug takes us on a walk through Wauhog Prairie at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, and describes how she is building on foundations in Environmental Humanities, Ethnobotany and Great Plains Studies to inform her work.