If so, we invite you to become a member. After all, it’s free, what is there to lose? We promise not to send junk or pass on your details and you can run away screaming at any point.
We like to do things differently. Rather than ask for a donation then hope you leave us alone, we want you to learn and grow with us then decide how YOU want to become involved.
As a member, you’ll get access to our member's area which hosts our online training (some of which is free for members) and our social platform where you can meet like-minded wild souls and chat to our team.
Members will receive weekly emails from our team, alternating between interesting and informative articles and exclusive opportunities. You can sign up to new onsite and online training events, get the chance to buy wild game and the meat from livestock reared in our Wilderculture approach, receive invitations to our free members only ‘wild weekends’, and get the chance to sign up for some of our amazing explorations and experiences a discounted rate.
As members, you can help us shape the projects we embark on and even be involved on a deeper level by either funding or helping with elements of our work. You could attend a free working holiday and learn how to thatch a bothy, you could become the proud owner of one of our wilderculture cattle and visit them on site to learn about their work, you could sponsor and train a Maasai warrior and see how their new way of grazing cattle is helping reverse desertification or you could offer to help us with your unique skills and become one of our Wilderculture ‘friends.’
With Wilderculture we’re on an exciting journey, we hope you’ll come along for the ride.
Caroline is the creator of the vision and term 'wilderculture' and founder of the organisation. Caroline started in conservation as a National Park and then National Trust Ranger in the Yorkshire Dales National Park speccialising in environmental conservation and ecosystem management. She then spend 15 years in hill farming specialising in conservation farming with traditional breeds and finding routes to market for their high quality meat. Caroline and Stephen started the 100% grass fed meat business 'Primalmeats' and use it as a way of encouraging farmers to turn to a regenerative model. Caroline is a professional Educator in Holistic Management a framework for managing complexity and regenerating degraded landscapes. A former member of the Coniston Mountain rescue team for over ten years Caroline is a keen fell runner, wild swimmer and walker, she is passionate about wild spaces and 'primal living' and is a certified 'Primal Blueprint' expert.
Stephen has been in building for 30 years specialising in conservation and natural building. He has a passion for wild spaces and adventure and has been born and bred to the English Lake District nestled among the rugged wild fells. A hang gliding pilot, sailor and keen fell walker, Stephen is also has a passion for preserving or regenerating the biodiversity of the uplands and helping to regenerate desertifying lands in 'brittle' parts of the world such as Kenya. Stephen is overseeing the 'Wild and Free' program and has a particular interest in repurposing small redundant buildings using traditional techniques and materials and training others in the lost skills.
Alex is a vet who’s worked in general practice, academia, and wildlife disease ecology research. As Alex has followed her career path she has become more and more amazed by nature’s resilience – despite our best efforts, as humans, to use and abuse it.
Over the last few years Alex has become increasingly interested in the role of land management in affecting the health of our entire ecosystem. Alex's particular interest and expertise lies in understanding the differences between the diseases and infections we see in truly wild animal populations, and those we see in our domesticated and captive species, and especially the complex relationships between disease, land management and human interventions.
Alex is exploring the opportunity for reducing the need for medical intervention and nutritional supplementation in livestock that are managed in ways that mimic wild animal populations, and is investigating valid ways of measuring outcomes of this approach.
Alex is also interested in how many of these principles of livestock and land management could be applied to ourselves to improve our own human health and life experience. Ultimately we too are an animal species that has been taken out of its natural environment and it is little wonder that we struggle to evolve and adapt quickly enough to thrive.