Rewilder

Rewilder

The old name for this job was ‘farmer’. However, the role of the rewilder is not to raise food crops, as this is done more and more in highly efficient skyscraper-like greenhouses known as vertical farms. The rewilder’s job is to undo environmental damage to the countryside caused by people, factories, cars, and intensive one crop monoculture farming (which occurs when only crop is planted over a large area of land). Removing fences to restore flight paths for birds, tearing up roads and replacing them with forests, and reintroducing native species are just some of the tasks rewilders engage in. This is likely a government position, paid for from revenues from the carbon tax (taxes for consuming carbon fuel).

Environmental damage is a huge concern for the entire continent, which is why rewilders are much needed.

Land prices are expensive and single crop farming and pesticides have degraded the land. New technologies, such as aquaponics (combining farming of aquatic species with soil-less plant farming) and vertical farming have made it very difficult to make a living as a traditional farmer. At the same time, environmental damage is a huge concern for the entire continent, which is why Rewilders are much needed.

 

Job Requirements / Skills

Do you love working with your hands? Are you interested in gardening, the environment, or animal protection? If so, you may be interested in becoming a rewilder. All the traditional requirements of farming are needed for this role, including managing land and crops, but managing wildlife is also a necessary skill. Rewilders are paid not for how successive their crops are, but according to the diversity and health of their land. Since ecosystem health is their main concern, rewilders can succeed in both deserts and forests.

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