Profile written by Courtney White, originally published in Headwaters News.
Dagget’s book “Gardeners of Eden” urges humans abandon their hands-off preservation efforts and put Nature to work.
“When author Dan Dagget gave a talk recently at the annual Bioneers Conference, near San Francisco, he began by asking audience members if they had taken care of their environmental responsibilities that day. Had any of them gone hunting in a pack? Started a grass fire? Piled rocks in a gully? Chased any bison off a cliff?
“In response, some people jumped to their feet and walked out of the auditorium.
“This didn’t surprise the former Earth First! activist. Dagget has been causing people discomfort ever since the early 1970s when he fought strip mines in his native southeastern Ohio. Over the years, he has become something of a professional provocateur, tilting at sacred windmills right and left….”