WILD FOOD WALKS
Half-day Wild Food Walks on Dartmoor and the south Devon coast teaching you the edible wild foods of each season, how to add these ingredients into your every-day cooking and how they nourish your body on all levels.
The walks are available from February to November. Each one comes with a colour illustrated booklet of all that we find leaving you free to concentrate on what's being said rather than on taking notes.
Each walk costs £20 per adult. Children between the ages of 10-16 are free, the walks are not suitable for younger children. It seems to work best that parents come and learn these plants first on their own and then teach them to their children at another time.
For dates and descriptions of the walks, please click on the Walk Dates tab at the top of the page.
Gift vouchers are a great way of giving the gift of a wild food walk, allowing the recipient to choose any walk in 2015, just send a request on the CONTACT FORM.
MY WAY OF TEACHING
the last 10 years of teaching, I've noticed that the people who
constantly ask questions actually block the information from sinking
in (for themselves and others around them), so, taking guidance from the Aboriginal way, we do the walks in
feedback has been that people find it much easier to concentrate, they
are amazed at how much they can remember afterwards and they become far more aware of
everything around them which enables them to see the bigger picture, because learning the difference between what's edible and what's poisonous is only the tip of the iceberg.
While I was walking around the world, I learned from Australian Aborigines, African Bushmen, Pygmies and North American Indians. When I got back to Britain, I applied their logic to the landscape here to see if it would work.
After doing this for many years, I realised I'd discovered our very own annual migration route which fits us perfectly into the eco-system and enables us to easily find wild food all year round.
Nobody else has worked out this route, possibly because it took a bit of female logic to put all the pieces together and make all the connections!
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 weathly, to eat the very best foods in our country and as we do so, we play our part so that more wild food grows back and in greater quantities. If we were all eating wild food there would be twice as much.
It's not only rewarding on a physical level, providing our bodies with exactly the right nutrients we need for each season, but hunting for and gathering wild food also requires us to use the parts of our brain that have been dormant for 4,000
years of progress and development. It's no wonder then that people who begin gathering wild food, report feelings of satisfaction and purpose they never experience in modern life
I think of this hunter-gatherer knowledge as our birthright and our future and so I keep my prices affordable to all. My aim is to teach as many people as I can so that this knowledge will spread out as far as it will go.
THE HUNTER-GATHERER WAY
I've written a book about my discoveries, The Hunter-Gatherer Way, and reading it before coming on a walk will greatly enhance and deepen your experience. It has reached 17 countries so far and amazing reviews have returned, like "this book contains many extraordinary moments of discovery that push the envelope on how we view the world in order to understand it". For further reviews or to order it, please click on the BOOKS tab at the top of the page. It's also available as a Kindle version through Amazon.
I hope you can come on a Wild Food Walk with me soon and step into the role that Nature has waiting for you.
FACEBOOK: The Hunter-Gatherer Way by Ffyona Campbell