Become A Member

Do you want to get involved in our ‘wild’ approach to revolutionising our countryside and our lives?

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

 

Wilderculture C.I.C.

We are a community interest company focused on the economically viable and socially exciting ecological restoration of our wild spaces.

DONATE

As members, you can donate to our cause and support our important work.

SHARE

As members, you will be involved with our journey every step of the way and can help us promote our shared vision and progress.

LEARN

As members, you can access our online learning programs, our onsite training events and access our exciting wild experiences.

MEET OUR TEAM

Passionately committed to regenerating the uplands of the UK and beyond, for our planet, for wildlife and for our future generations.

Caroline Grindrod

Caroline Grindrod

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 Grindrod

Stephen Grindrod

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.

Alexandra Tomlinson

Alexandra Tomlinson MA Vet MB MSc PhD Dip ECZM (Wildlife Population Health) MRCVS

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.

Wilderculture Maasai

We'll update you on our progress working with the Maasai in Kenya. We will be training key Elders and spreading the knowledge and techniques of regenerative grazing and wildlife restoration through the Maasai community itself. You'll have the chance to get involved in several ways including, helping to save important Acacia trees from charcoal burning, sponsor Maasai warriors so they can train others and reverse their desertifying land to wildlife-rich Savanah once more, you will even get the chance to visit Kenya to see our work.
Isle of Carna

Wilderculture Carna

We will keep you up to date with our pilot project on the beautiful Isle of Carna. We will share video footage and articles of our Cattle on the Island by barge and you will be able to track their movements and watch their work live online. Among many opportunities, we'll offer you the chance to visit the Island and see our work, buy or sponsor a cow, help us fund 'virtual fencing' so we can manage their movements effectively or get involved in our survey work. 

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Wild and Free

We'll tell you all about the work we do and the important discoveries we make. We are creating courses, events and experiences all the time and you'll have exclusive access to them. We could ask you to help us with rebuilding a bothy that you can then use, we may invite you to a free wild weekend of camping and navigation training or you may simply want to support our general work and watch from the sidelines. Either way, we have a lot happening over the next months and years so please jump on board. 

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