WILD FOOD WALKS & BOOKS
the hunter-gatherer way
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THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUM is the sequel to THE HUNTER-GATHERER WAY.
Just before it went to print, the first 5 chapters were read
by Miranda Day, an English graduate from Oxford University.
She called it "thrilling and extraordinary".
By exploring the mysteries of the Bronze Age I believe I have unearthed the source of many of our fears.
When you can see through the veil to the true magic that lies all around us, you will feel the connection
with Nature that so many people are longing for.
There are also many magical experiences in this book of gathering wild food on the ancient migration route
I discovered and wrote about in The Hunter-Gatherer Way. These stories will, I hope enable you to step into the
mindset of what it is to be able to eat from Nature's bounty and find the real treasures that lie all around us.
MY WILD FOOD WALKS
On my half day courses or my course of 10 week-ends
I can teach you how to correctly identify the wild food
from the poisonous by showing you them side-by-side
and running through all the failsafe characteristics to look for
and simple ways of how to remember
them so you don't make mistakes.
I was taught by Aborigines, Bushmen, Pygmies
and a great outdoorsman
and I have applied myself daily for the last 15 years
to the task of learning the wild foods of Britain.
I've done the hard work for you, so if you want to learn right, first time,
then lay down your books,
leave your frustrations behind and step out into the wild with me
and let me be your guide for a life-time of adventure.
WILD FOOD COURSES
To introduce you to some of the plants of each season,
I take you on a slow walk in a south Devon village or by the sea or along the river.
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 make notes or take photographs.
Example page from the Spring Wild Food Identification Booklet
Each half-day walk costs £35 per adult and £17.50 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.
Please click on the DATES tab in the menu.
HOW TO BOOK A PLACE
Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with the
date you'd like and the number of people.
I will email you back with the availability and ask for the full payment
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 48 hours
notice for a 50% refund.
Gift vouchers are a great way of giving the gift of a
Wild Food Walk,
allowing the recipient to choose any walk and they are valid for 1 year.
To order one just go to the BOOKS tab at the top
and scroll down to the bottom of the page or email me.
WILD FOOD COURSE
If you're really determined to learn these plants,
investing in this intensive course teaches you in depth and with constant repetition over 10 week-ends,
one week-end a month from February to November.
It will give you the confidence to gather wild food in your area all year round and in so doing to discover a world around
you that comes alive, enchants you, feeds you, inspires you and gives the rest of your life an abundance of adventures that cost
nothing yet feel like they're made of pure gold.
It will give you a wealth of knowledge to keep practising so that you can become a wild food teacher yourself.
This is not a survival course. I believe that people learn best when they are comfortable and well fed.
You will be taught in an atmosphere of support and encouragement with ongoing back-up throughout the month.
In this way you will feel your confidence growing so that
it becomes second nature to you to go out on your own and select the plants that are good to eat.
You arrive on Friday evening and stay until tea-time on Sunday.
The group is about 12 in total, often 6 men and 6 women.
You stay together in bunkhouses during the colder months and camp together in the summer
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 foods 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 email@example.com for more information.
TESTIMONIALS from course participants in 2017
“Ffyona Campbell's Year Long Wild Food course has changed and enriched my life in ways I cannot describe. She is a powerful mentor teaching the old ways of our ancestors. The course is full of surprises and is paved with endless magic all the way through, which, after 7 years of learning bushcraft, is the one subject that now tantalises me most!” Johnny Tidd
“Every time I see a waxing moon I think of the many happy hours spent with Ffyona and my fellow 'hunter-gatherers in training'. Ffyona's course is an extremely enriching experience. A rare opportunity to deeply immerse yourself in the gifts of nature through the changing seasons. You will come away with a knowledge and understanding of how to gather and prepare wild greens, roots, nuts, berries, fruits, seaweeds and mushrooms. And you will never be the same again.....” Ben West
“Thank you for re-introducing me to the wonders of the natural world. This has been a life changing course that has started my own journey to self-discovery. This course enabled me to tap into inner strengths I never knew existed. I can feel the wildness re-awaken my soul.” Lowrian Williams
“A completely life-changing experience. Learning with Ffyona takes you on a wonder-filled journey back to our rightful, wild home. Thank you for everything, it means more than I can ever put into words.” Tamara Colechester
“Ffyona’s course has had an enormous impact on me. Ffyona has awakened my senses to the spectacular beauty and abundance. I feel truly privileged to have shared this experience with such a wonderful group of people over ten weekends of this year. I will never forget my 50th year now!” Bernadette Thomas
“A magical journey through the seasons and Mother Nature’s generous bounty, each season holding a myriad of tasty and nutritious delights. A way of connection and finding our true place in nature. I have met so many plant allies and through Ffyona's teaching style I feel confident in my identification of them and where to look, not only that but I have gained a hunter-gatherer tribe with whom I shared the journey. A truly wonderful year.” Olivia Goodman
“Ffyona's year long course is a joy. Every month I looked forward to reconnecting with some amazing and interesting people, discovering a new place in Devon to fall in love with, and building on a magical connection with nature that will stay with me forever.” Amanda Holden
“Following Ffyona through the Ring of the Wild Food Year was a transformational experience. My relationship with the food on my plate and to the wild plants and the land they grow in will never be the same. I see both their world and mine very differently now. Thank you so much.” Jenny Chapman
Investment in this course includes all meals and accommondation, it can be paid in one sum of £2,500
or over 10 instalments of £2,600.
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
This 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.
To listen to a sample go to the BOOKS tab.
To order a CD or an MP3 version just scroll down to the bottom of that page and order it there.
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
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.