Ken Lassman is a fifth-generation, lifelong resident of Douglas County. He is the author of Wild Douglas County and Seasons and Cycles: Rhythms of Life in the Kansas River Basin, and numerous essays on the prairie, bioregionalism, and living close to the land. Ken is also an occupational therapist with Minds Matter, is on the board of directors of the Arc of Douglas County, Friends of Hidden Valley and the Kansas Area Watershed Council as well as past board member for Topeka Independent Living Resource Center, the Community Mercantile Food Coop, an active member of many other Lawrence and Douglas County groups and organizations and has been married to poet and author Caryn Mirriam Goldberg since 1985, having raised 3 children and many pets along the way. Ken has led nature walks for and given presentations to various organizations over the last three decades.
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