Tag Archives: Uncivilization: Jacobi

Notes concluding the uncivilization project

I. Introduction In the months since leaving Wild Roots, I have felt a powerful sense of defeat. Something about my vision for the Uncivilization project was fundamentally wrong or unachievable. But I couldn’t quite identify what that something was, and, as a result, my defeat fed itself, tempting me to close the Wild Will Project […]

After Plant Families: Identifying the Genus

If you are a beginner to plant identification, please read Getting Started with Plant Identification and Plant Family Patterns for the Neo-Botanist before reading this post. If you already know how to identify plants by their families, proceed as usual.  What is a Genus? Scientific names of plants usually consist of two parts: (1) a […]

It’s Everyone Else Who Is Homeless

Modern citizens often live their day to day lives on a single, connected piece of concrete with small islands of well-tended grass and trees and perhaps a few animals well-suited to the city, like deer, squirrels, and rats. The wilderness is obviously much different. Relationships with plants and animals are an intrinsic element of the […]

Taking Rewilding Seriously

Source: The Dark Mountain Project It is, it seems, our civilisation’s turn to experience the inrush of the savage and the unseen; our turn to be brought up short by contact with untamed reality. — Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto Wildness is the Focus Rewilding has become something of a fad. The internet and libraries are […]

Why Comfort Isn’t an Argument for Industrial Society

Rewilding entails the breakdown and eventual annihilation of many modern technologies, certainly all the most foundational ones: electricity, roads, dams … (See Repent to the Primitive — forthcoming). When people hear this, they respond with a stock set of statements: “You can’t go back in time” (true); or, “The system is too powerful for us to defeat” […]

Getting Started with Plant Identification: Report from a Beginner

For the past several weeks I’ve been immersing myself in botany and plant and mushroom identification. Here are some tips I’ve learned so far. Read more updates on my uncivilization project. When trying to learn how to identify plants, a common first move is to buy an edible plant identification guide (with a key). I did […]