WorldWild reconnects people with landscapes through wild food. We do this by producing audio-visual and written content to educate people about the possibilities of a wilder world, to challenge existing food systems, and propose ways wild food can engage people in inter-species, life-sustaining ways to the places they inhabit. We are predominantly focused on three pathways in doing this work:
- WorldWild Podcast: we speak with people involved in ecology, foraging, the arts, and more to tap into ancestral wisdom, endangered knowledges, and creative spaces where we can imagine wilder worlds.
- Foraging for Kids! and Neighbourhood Forager video series’: we collaborate with foragers all over the country to engage people in local communities to the plants they have growing wild. Engaging the whole family, we create enjoyable videos to teach the little ones about what they can eat that grows in the street.
- EatWild! Wild food and foraging zine. The zine is aimed at people who have likely not foraged before, but can benefit from the deep connection of land-body-mind in outdoor spaces or back in the kitchen. Through a subscription-based model we are able to print lots of extra copies for those who can’t afford it and distribute these to community centres, food banks, and other enterprises for the benefit of all.
Guided by the idea that ‘we only care for what we love, and we only love what know’, we are sharers of wild food knowledge, and in turn, matchmakers. As more and more people fall in love with wild spaces, we engender the world with care and trust, not control nor coercion.
Gathering your own wild food is good not only for the soul, it is good for your physical health too. Wild edible plants like dandelion, sea kale, and nettles have a much higher nutrient profile than store-bought foods, and not forgetting that they’re free.
In a year where everyone has been told to stay home, we want to encourage people to learn where food comes from – meaning: here, food comes from here, wherever that is.
Knowing that wild food is all around you can not only connect you to the place you live but also to the forager that is within us all.
EatWild! June 2020 edition: