I don’t know how much my input counts as I will soon make a leap in my rewilding path as I move to a residence without the internet and electricity. hooray.
The last convo- here that really excited me occurred when we talked about Rewilding Havens. That idea did and still does possess a lot of fire, I think. I think the discussions ran into obstacles in that few folks here have access to land or, if they do, the means to host people.
Anyhow, I guess what really interests me on sites like these are opportunities to meet and network with like-minded folks as well as the possibility of hearing their stories in how they’re making it along their rewilding paths.
It’s interesting, because if someone were to move to North Carolina and wanted to plug into some anarchist scene, I could totally point them to this person or that, this place and that. But if someone came to NC and wanted to plug into a rewilding scene, I’d be like, Um… oh…errr… I hear there are weirdos in Asheville… I don’t know. I know there’s people here and there into some related things, but I don’t really think there’s a good group of people who see all of their primitive skills or bike skills or DIY skills or foraging skills or mushrooms skills or gardening skills or anarchist skills going into some kind of integrated whole. I want that to change and if rewild.info could play a part in that, that would rock.
A few more thoughts, since I’d already begun to ramble. I’d love to find ways to open up rewilding to a larger audience. As it stands I know vegans, farmers, biodiesel geeks, masseuses, anarchists, bikepunks, liberals, new-agers, stoners, etc. who could bring something rad to the rewilding table, but who’ve never heard the term or who might not voluntarily associate themselves with it because of some ideological obstacle, though they’ve got the heart for it I’m sure. I’d like to explore more ways to bridge the gaps with these people and seduce them into the Rewilding Renaissance.
part of me thinks changing the splash page to include a quick intro and invitation to rewilding might help anyone who stumbles upon this site unawares of what the hell rewilding entails… maybe rather than burdening one person with the task of writing such a thing, it could show a mosaic of quotes from different members talking about what rewilding is about for them to give a glimpse of the many angles of this thing.