Regreen + Rewild NY is a book club and discussion group for anyone interested in living nature connected lives in the city.
We will start with the premise that healthy ecosystems are the foundations of healthy human lives and regenerative human societies. Over the next few months, we will dig into the literature on topics such as permaculture, urban homesteading, environmentalism, foraging and hunting, nature connection, indigenous lifeways, appropriate technology, and more.
As Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes states:
"It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing."
We believe that moving our individual lives in the direction of enduring ecological good is easier to do with likeminded others. Regreen + Rewild does not profess to have all of the answers, but we pledge to explore the questions deeply, in community.
We will read and discuss one book per month to inspire us towards individual and collective action. Our first book will be Green Wizardry (https://www.newsociety.com/Books/G/Green-Wizardry) by John Michael Greer, which we will discuss on Sunday, September 8th, 2019.
This group is open to anyone who wants to make positive ecological changes in their lives. Small donations (or snacks!) to help cover meetup costs are welcome but not obligatory.
At this inaugural meeting, let's discuss the ideas and assignments in "Green Wizardry" by John Michael Greer, a small yet compact book filled with suggestions about becoming more self reliant over time.
The book is divided into 4 parts and 36 lessons. While we have some time to read all 36 lessons for our discussion, it may take many careful re-readings to fully absorb and apply the content. So don’t worry about completing all assignments perfectly the first time around! Do what you can, and table the rest for a later date. The most important thing is to let the ideas begin to shape your thinking.
“Green Wizardry” can be purchased from the publisher; I also found a copy at Strand Bookstore (though at the time, only one copy was available).
John Michael Greer blogs weekly at https://www.ecosophia.net/
Small donations to help cover meetup costs are welcome but not obligatory.