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Intro


Ten Social Experiments to Connect Humans with Nature

The Book

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Intro


Ten Social Experiments to Connect Humans with Nature

The Book

 

The wild is a voice that never stops whispering. It enters your pores by osmosis and once it's under your skin, good luck forgetting. Yet the wild is not outside. The wild is in your heart. 

Wildonomics is ten social experiments to connect humans with nature, a book by Dan Crockett, coming 2017.

What is Wildonomics? I coined the term to mean ‘the philosophy of our relationship with nature.’ Wild means a natural state. The Greek root of economy, nomos, means the standard rules of our day-to-day existence: our customs, cultural stories, codes, taboos. Wildonomics therefore means the management of our individual relationship with the wild, inside and out.

The book charts a year connecting with nature, challenging the basic habits and patterns that make up our existence. This formed ten personal journeys, simple practices that each of us can use to nurture the part of ourselves connected to nature. I slept outside, walked a long way, made no rubbish, lived without technology or money, fasted for five days, was silent for ten days and examined nature in the context of our political system, religion and media.