My guests for this episode are Wilson Alvarez and Ben Weiss. They are permaculture teachers and practitioners from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who focus on rewilding, observation, and tending the wild. I also consider them my friends and colleagues in the community, having learned and shared a great deal with both of them. We’ve also sat down and broke bread by sharing meals with one another.
This is their third time on the show. Their past episodes are:
Restoring Eden: Zone 4 Permaculture with Wilson Alvarez and Ben Weiss
Listener Q&A: Zone 4 Permaculture with Wilson Alvarez and Ben Weiss
In this conversation we spend much of our time talking about their advanced PDC, which revolves around three core concepts:
It is quite a conversation and I look forward to having more with them around this expertise of re-wilding and observation. I am reminded of David Holmgren’s suggestion that we all find our niches, as I continue to develop my own.
I’ll also be visiting Wilson, Ben, and Natasha on February 27th, so if you have any follow-up questions for any of them, please let me know.
Contact Wilson and Ben:
Wilson Alvarez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Weiss: email@example.com
Susquehanna Permaculture Facebook Page
Aboriginal Men of High Degree by A.P. Elkin
Native Science by Gregory Cajete
Rewilding (Conservation Biology) (Wiki)
Rewilding (anarchism) (Wiki)
Practical Rewilding by Sky (Article from The Anarchist Library)
The Forest People (Archive.org. Free Download.) by Colin Turnbull (Wiki)
The Rewilding Institute and Dave Foreman.
A Note From Scott:
I’ll be attending A Gathering of Farmers on March 8th, 2014 being held by Certified Naturally Grown. This event is on the grounds of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. If you are in the area and would like to attend perhaps we can take a few moments to meet and catch up.