Rewilding on the Radio

A pollinator-friendly matrix of blossoms and grasses. Photo: Lorene Edwards Forkner

A pollinator-friendly matrix of blossoms and grasses. Photo: Lorene Edwards Forkner

Earlier this summer I had the privilege of speaking at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington. MEN fair is a gathering of resourceful, creative, hardworking, visionary, and crafty folks. From chickens to kimchee, solar power to soil science, there’s a lot going on during this annual event.

My topic—Rewilding: making room for nature in the city—is one that I’m continually exploring. The more I learn (and the more I learn how much there still is to learn) the more I’m fascinated by nature’s systems and how we humans can place ourselves into the mix. It’s a complicated but fascinating topic with many ramifications on how we live and construct our environment.

During the MEN fair weekend I was interviewed by Alex Smith of Radio EcoShock, a weekly radio program and podcast syndicated to over 72 stations in the US, Canda, UK, and Australia. (Listen along here to hear our conversation about Rewilding).


 

A few production notes:

  • The interview took place in a very cool trailer, Alex’s mobile studio, in early June of 2013 at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, WA.
  • The full title of the book I refer to, Rambunctious Garden, Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World, is by Emma Marris.
  • Editing is a godsend; I sound much more cogent and linear than I do in real life. Thank you EcoShock Radio.