Even though at times, cities and nature seem to be at odds, EcoMyths Alliance believes the two are not as disconnected as they may seem. For our EcoMyths segment, Kate Sackman will tell us why city-dwellers, with an itch to experience the wilderness, can do so without using a car. Joining her are John Cawood, education program coordinator for Openlands and Gil Penalosa, founder and board chair of 8 80 Cities.
Though they shared a plot of land in the southwest side neighborhood of Garfield Ridge, students from two adjacent elementary schools — one public, one charter — rarely met. One group hopes a "learning garden" bridges the divide.