In 2007, J.B. MacKinnon made waves with The 100-Mile Diet, a book he co-authored about his experience restricting his diet to food grown exclusively within 100 miles of his home in Vancouver. His new book, The Once and Future World, again finds MacKinnon grappling with issues of ecology and sustainability, as he explores the history, current state, and potential future of the natural world.

A major theme in the book is the idea of rewilding — that is, the process of reinvigorating nature. Check out the video above to hear MacKinnon explain rewilding, what it could look like in the Lower Mainland, and why he thinks we should want it.

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