Why We Need Community - Arthur Haines #88

My good friend and mentor Arthur Haines is back on the show to cover the topic of community. In our popular “How to Feed Your Human” series from last season of ReWild Yourself podcast, we briefly touched on the topic of community and so many of you reached out wanting us to go deeper. In this interview, Arthur joins me in-studio to delve into this fundamental and vital topic to the ReWilding lifestyle.

Episode Breakdown:

  • What is community?
  • War and peace
  • The 9 traits of community:
    • Place in common
    • Hunter-gatherers were nomadic
    • Small groups
    • Low population density
    • Political structure
    • Equal wealth distribution
    • Division of labor
    • Sharing
    • Cohesion
  • Sharing fosters strong community
  • Cultivating wisdom
  • Establishing egalitarian communities
  • The benefits of community
  • The oak, the squirrel & the weavil
  • Arthur’s vision for community
  • Arthur’s prognosis for the human species

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Meet Arthur

Greetings! My name is Arthur Haines and I’ve been helping people explore human ecology for over 20 years. I’ve done this with the mission of developing deep awareness of and connection to nature, promoting individual health, and fostering self-reliance. Wild food is a passion of mine, and through this, I offer a glimpse of our past and a new picture of our future. Through this knowledge, and many other facets of our shared ancestral lifeways, we can awaken a rewilding of our body, mind, and heart.

I endeavor to share knowledge garnered from this perspective, one that merges the material knowledge of present-day people with the ecological knowledge of ancestral people.

You can find Arthur on Facebook and on his website ArthurHaines.com.