Recovery Zone on 03/27/13
What is it to be "human" or "wild?" What do we mean by "sustainability" or "civilization?" Miles Olson questions our basic assumptions, and shares practical information for surviving an uncertain future in his unconventional survival guide, Unlearn, Rewild: Earth skills, ideas and inspiration for the future primitive. He has spent the last decade learning and practicing earth skills, and deepening his connection to nature. With host Stephanie Potter, Olson discusses his ideas for radical sustainability through integration with nature, and radical self-reliance through the acquisition of earth based skills.
"Miles Oson is a true radical; that is, he gets to the root of the problem--which is that we have cut ourselves off from our own innate wildness and are busily trying to domesticate a planet that has a will of its own." --Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, author of The end of Growth
"Lyrical, humorous, surprising, enlightening and thought-provoking by turns . . " --New Society Publishers
"I live on Vancouver Island, in the rainy northwest, and have spent the better part of the past decade living off the grid, in the woods on the forested edge of a sprawling small city. I live on a piece of land that a number of friends and I built a kind of feral homestead on, as squatters. We have supported ourselves by building our own comfortable dwellings, foraging, scavenging, hunting, gardening and scrounging for our livelihood. I have been able to spend much of this time figuring out how to live closer to the land, piecing together archaic, earth based living skills and exploring deeply my relationship with the earth, self and others, while trying to live with integrity – or understand what that might look like and mean. I am generally guided by a burning desire for truth, understanding and connection to what is real, important and beautiful." --Miles Olson
(Copies of Unlearn, Rewild will be offered to those who donate a minimum pledge to KBOO's spring fund drive. Tune in to find out more.)