I am director of The Garden Earth project. You can learn more about it at http://gardenearth.be I found this site because I was preparing to write a blog on the site titled “ReWilding Suburbia”. Before I made the strong claim that this was a new concept I was introducing, I did a google search to discover whether or not anyone else had already thought of this, and Voila! I found Urban Scout, and the ReWilding forum.
I immediately registered here because I feel ReGardening, the method of relating to the land that is taught through the Garden Earth project is very compatible with ReWilding. In fact, I believe it is a powerful way anyone can begin ReWilding immediately, no matter where they live - Urban, Suburban, Rural or Range.
ReGardening is a method of food production, habitat restoration and species regeneration that is based upon non-interference with the Earths natural growth and regeneration processes. It is very related to indigenous horticultural practices, yet adapted to our current “civilized” circumstances.
Anyone, living anywhere in the world, under any conditions can begin ReGardening immediately. All they need is access to any piece of land - even a small planter or stretch of roadside in the middle of a city.
Within a years time, through the practice of ReGardening, it is possible to produce more than enough food to feed yourself, your family, many of your neighbors and whatever wild creatures share your habitat. This requires very little work, few simple hand tools, and no expense.
Within a short 3 to 5 years, entire communities who practice ReGardening can be growing their own food supply with zero need to import food from outside the local region.
The primary objective of ReGardening is for every human being on the planet to be able to meet all their basic survival needs free - that means for no cost - withing walking distance of their home.
Just imagine - when this goal is actually realized - how your life and the world as a whole will be different!