Senorcoconut introduced me to rewilding when he interviewed me as a vendor with @homesteaderscoop. It's a hugely progressive step on my path, as it brings together permaculture, foraging, gardening, natural health, and a key missing part: anthropology.
Anyways, in the PAL chat, I found an opportunity to plug Toby Hemenway's Civilization Series of lectures. These have been big for me. I listened to the series at least ten times in the few-week interim between completing my listening to the Wise Traditions podcast and starting on Rewild Yourself from Daniel Vitalis. Of course, I drink up any relevant permaculture podcasts I can find too.
The Civilization Series consists of three lectures by Toby, all revolving around the agricultural history of humans. The first place I found all three was Diego Footer's old podcast called Permaculture Voices. Here they are on his site, you can also listen to them on whatever podcatcher you use:
They help tie things together with the idea of a horticultural people. In Toby's words: more gardeners than farmers. And he does a lot of talking about first nations people and their inspiring and intimate work in the american forests. I believe there's a book about this called 1491, but I haven't looked into it yet.
This kind of thing is going to be paramount (listen up @jennislay) as we move forward from agriculture. As a few people have said, we're not moving backwards. That's not what society does. Looking back and learning from the past, before our newfangled, sedentary, technophilic civilization does not mean we're moving backwards. Just that we're being more mindful moving forwards.
Anyways. I'm out at the creek, about to hop in. There's some thought fragments to chew on. Anyone wanting to talk about this kind of stuff, I want to too. Hit me up on discord nateonsteemit#1247
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