Arthur Haines is a forager, ancestral skills mentor, author, public speaker, and botanical researcher.
He grew up in the western mountains of Maine, a rural area that was home to swift streams known for their trout fishing. He spent most of his childhood in the Sandy River Valley hiking, tracking, and foraging. Arthur now runs the Delta Institute of Natural History in Canton, Maine, where he teaches human ecology, focusing on the values of foraging, wildcrafting medicine, and primitive living skills.
He continues to spend a great deal of his free time practicing his skills as a modern hunter-gatherer. As a research botanist for the New England Wildflower Society, he recently completed a comprehensive flora of the New England region entitled “Flora Novae Angliae” and has authored over twenty publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, including naming species of plants new to science. His series of YouTube videos has inspired thousands of people interested in foraging wild edible and medicinal plants. Learn more at www.arthurhaines.com.
Today We Discuss:
- The impact of nature on children (including my own!)
- Help us with the logistics of rewilding, how do you find land to forage safely and legally?
- What about wild rice, can people eat it and feel well?
- The shaming of grains in the paleo community
- The reductionist mindset of nutrition and how it stresses you
- The VOC's in your home, the flame retardants in your clothes and the toxins that really make you sick
- How would you design a home using the rewilding mindset?