Ffyona Campbell's

very special

WILD FOOD WALKS 

the hunter-gatherer way

 

Devon, UK

 

 

 

I believe that gathering wild food has the power to transform people

by connecting us to what we love most. 

 

Wild food is Nature's key to our freedom, everyday.

 

You don't have to dig or prepare the soil, you don't have to sow or weed

or watch slugs eat all your produce.

You just watch Mother Nature do her work and then, when it's

ready, all you have to do is to gather.

 

And if you are taught well and you know how to gather it properly, you will create

twice as much wild food for tomorrow.

 

But, the journey to learn these plants is not easy, there are poisonous

look-a-likes that can burn, permanently scar, 

asphyxiate, destroy organs, induce coma, and kill.

 

That's where I can help.

HALF-DAY taster wild food walks,

or on an INTENSIVE course of 10 week-ends through the whole year.

 

 

HALF-DAY 

WILD FOOD WALKS

 

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To introduce you to the plants of each season,

I take you on a slow walk through a south Devon village.

I teach you the edible next to the poisonous look-a-likes.

We taste, touch, smell and observe each edible plant carefully

and then you have a look for them and I check them.

 

You take home a portion of wild food to eat in a salad, pesto or soup.

And you take home a colour illustrated booklet of all that we find

so that you don't have to take notes.

 

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Example page from the Spring Wild Food Identification Booklet

 

COST

 

Each half-day walk costs £35 per adult and £15 per child between the age of 11 and 18.

The walks are not suitable for younger children.

There is a 10% discount for group bookings of 5 or more adults if all paying together.

 

For DATES

 

Please click on the DATES tab in the menu.

 

HOW TO BOOK A PLACE

 

Email me on wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com with the

date you'd like and the number of people.

 

I will email you back with the availability and ask for a £20 deposit per

person via Paypal to secure your place. You can also pay by cheque.

 

If you need to cancel or re-arrange please give me at least 24 hours

 notice or else the deposit will be lost, no exceptions.

 

 

GIFT VOUCHERS

 

Gift vouchers are a great way of giving the gift of a 

Wild Food Walk, 

allowing the recipient to choose any walk in 2016. 

 

Send a request by email wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSE

OVER 10 WEEK-ENDS

 

If you're really determined to learn these plants,

this intensive course teaches you in depth and with constant repetition over 10 week-ends,

once a month from February to November. 

You arrive on Friday late afternoon and stay until tea-time on Sunday.

The group is no bigger than 12 people.

 

You stay together in bunkhouses during bad weather and camp together during warm weather

with the teaching done in a beautiful bell tent warmed by a wood burning stove.

 

You eat delicious meals that I cook and then teach you how to prepare

using the wild food we have gathered.

 

We follow our ancient hunter-gatherer migration route which I discovered

through years of work piecing together my experiences of eating wild food.

 

There is a strong emphasis on teaching you so that you can teach others.

As places are limited and there has been a very high demand for this course,

you will be asked to complete an application form as part of a selection process.

 

Please email me on wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com for more information.

 

COST

 

Including meals and accommondation price on application.

 

 

ABOUT ME

 

While I was walking around the world, I noticed that the hunter-gatherers I met seemed to have a much higher

quality of life than most Western people. So, after the walk had finished, I went to live with the Australian

Aborigines and very quickly I discovered that my hunch was right. 

 

I realised that I had found what the West is always looking for but can never find.

 

I returned to Britain to become a hunter-gatherer in my own country. I began by using the hunter-gatherer

logic I'd learned and applied it to the landscape here to see if it would work. After doing this for many

years, I realised it had revealed our long forgotten annual migration route which fits us perfectly into the

eco-system and which enables us to easily find an abundance of wild food all year round. It also leads us to

a life that makes perfect sense on so many levels because it satisfies where nothing else can.

 

Nobody else has figured out this ancient route, possibly because it took a bit of female logic to put it all

together (rather than take it all apart) in order to understand it.

 

As I worked it out, I realised that hunting and gathering isn't about survival at all: it's about absolute

freedom. It's the only way of life that enables all of us, not just the very wealthy, to eat the best foods in our

country. And, as we do so, we play our part so that even more wild food grows back. It means that if we are

all gathering wild food there will be twice as much.

 

Hunting for and gathering wild food is not only rewarding on a physical level, providing the body with

exactly what it needs for each season, but it also requires us to use parts of our brain that have been blocked 

by 4,000 years of separation from Nature. 

 

It's no wonder then that when I started taking people out with me and teaching them what I had discovered,

they reported feelings of deep delight and purpose they'd never experienced in modern life.

 

I think of this hunter-gatherer knowledge as our birthright and our future and so I try to keep my prices

affordable to all whilst also being able to make ends meet. My aim is to teach as many people as I can so

that this knoweldge can spread out as far as it will go.

 

Inorder to meet the challenges of the future I don't believe we need oil or gas or metal we just need to know that we

belong here and how we can play our part in Nature.

 

 

THE HUNTER-GATHERER WAY Putting Back the Apple 

 

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I've written a book about my discoveries and reading it before coming on a walk will greatly enhance and deepen

your experience on the day. It is a pre-requisit to the Intenstive Course.

The book has reached over 17 countries so far with some amazing reviews, a few of which I have posted on the

REVIEWS tab found at the top of this page.

You can order a copy under the BOOKS tab.

 

 

NEW BOOK in 2016!

 

The sequel to The Hunter-Gatherer Way will be released in 2016.

To pre-order your copy of

More Stories from The Hunter-Gatherer Way

please email me on wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com

 

 

TALKS

 

I give talks about my discoveries, they are very popular with people who are interested in learning how to

deepen their connection with Nature and who want to find a way through the maze of ideas about how to

live sustainably.

The hunter-gatherer way is the only way of life that's been proven to work, on all levels, and for all time;

and it's surprisingly easy to adopt large aspects of it in modern day life.

 

For rates, please email me with the size of your group and it's location.

 

"I really appreciated your talk. It was a great atmosphere. Having read your book it was a bit like seeing a

band whose album you know really well, live for the first time!" Hal Gillmore

 

"It was a special evening indeed....your smile lights up an uncertain world." Gill Smith

 

 

BLOG & FACEBOOK

 

As well as the blog on this site, there is also a Facebook page where I share some of my observations and

adventures throughout the year, it's called The Hunter-Gatherer Way by Ffyona Campbell.

 

Read the book or come on a WILD FOOD WALK with me soon and step into the world that Nature has

waiting for you.

 

You'll be amazed at how perfectly you fit in. 

 

                                                                                                                            Ffyona Campbell