About This Show
Welcome to the ReWild Yourself Podcast! I’m Daniel Vitalis, and I’ll be your guide through the world of human ecology and lifestyle design. We’ll explore the strategies that our ancient human bodies and minds need to thrive in a modern world — awakening our instincts and freeing ourselves from the degenerative effects of human domestication.
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Adventures in Unschooling & Practiculture - Ben Hewitt #149
6 days ago
Author and practiculturalist Ben Hewitt is back on ReWild Yourself Podcast to give us a peek inside his adventures in building a lifestyle living with and from the land. Ben resides on a thriving 100-acre homestead in Vermont where he and his family explore back-to-the-land living, permaculture design, wildcrafting, traditional skills and alternative education paths for their two sons. In this episode, Ben shares on the evolution of his family’s personal journey as modern homesteaders. We discuss alternative childhood education and how his sons’ education paths have evolved in some unexpected directions. We also get into the topics of community-based living vs self-sufficient living, harvest sharing and how to strike a balance between foraging and farming. Ben’s non-dogmatic approach to this lifestyle is refreshing, and he has some wonderful insights for those aspiring to build their own ReWilded homestead. EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Show Introduction: SurThrival Solstice Sale Hunt + Gather updates: wild strawberries and brook trout fishing Chewstick update Q&A: Favorite books and documentaries on agriculture Introducing Ben Hewitt What’s wrong with the term “unschooling” State requirements for alternative schooling paths What Ben’s kids enjoy learning about Fear of death and a firsthand experience with a home funeral Challenges of homeschooling Can you lead a ReWilding lifestyle in an urban setting? Life on a 100-acre farm in Vermont Community-based living vs self-sufficiency What types of food Ben’s family outsources Striking a balance between foraging and farming Advice to aspiring homesteaders Ben’s prognosis for the future of the human species
Rated 5 out of
This is an excellent podcast run by Daniel Vitalis. It is very informative and I take many lessons learnt here and use them in my everyday life. The topics of interest are for people of all ages (being only 17 myself). I hope this changes the world. Keep rewilding.
Date published: 2017-06-08