For The Wild
For The Wild Podcast serves as an educational tool to help reignite inspiration and empower others to take action around earth stewardship practices, and to decolonize and heal from our individualistic and fragmented society.
Beginning in 2014, the Podcast has served as a platform for critical discourse and outreach for allies of the wild to participate in ecological renewal initiatives. Key topics include the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society.
We will travel deep into ancient forests, align with the struggles and ways of Earth-based people, and rekindle the mysteries of intuition.
We will join today’s brightest visionaries in this momentous work of reimagining a world where humanity can find its way back into the web of life. (This podcast was formerly Unlearn & Rewild.)
Ayana is a lover and protector of wild nature. She was studying Ecology at Columbia University when the Occupy Wall Street movement began.
Amid the burgeoning resistance in Zuccotti Park, she co-created the Environmental Working Group to help orient the movement to the realities of a suffering planet. From there she moved West to her beloved Cascadian bioregion, starting an organic farm and wild foods cartel on an Oregon mountaintop. In Portland, she had the fortune of learning from the herbalist Cascade Anderson Geller before her passing.
Ayana is currently studying Restoration of Natural Systems in Victoria, BC, and creating an ecological research center and native species nursery in the Southern tip of the Cascadian bioregion. Along with the restoration of damaged landscapes, Ayana is committed to protecting intact ecosystems.
In the summer of 2016 she lead a delegation of women to the Tongass National Forest in SE Alaska to spend time with the forest and learn from the local people to collaborate on a strategy to stop old growth logging. The Tongass film and campaign will launch in 2017.
Ayana hosts For The Wild Podcast (formerly Unlearn & Rewild) and teaches about empowered earth stewardship, leads biodiversity enhancement workshops and facilitates panels across North America.