The Wildervore Approach is a sustainable eating program designed to encourage consumers to make food choices that benefit our environment. It encourages people to reconnect with their food and landscape. We use the holistic framework to help individuals rebuild their health while assessing the potential impact of their eating habits on ecosystem health.
We are working with John and Maria to implement holistic planned grazing on some of their in-bye land. We hope to build soil fertility, reduce input costs, boost animal health and improve the flood resilience of the lake side land.
We are working with the RSPB to conduct trials on several techniques for innovative ecological restoration. Through soil microbiological remediation and stimulation of ecosystem processes we hope to demonstrate that we can get faster tree growth and quicker natural succession than manually planting trees.
We are working with Dr Alexandra Tomlinson MA Vet MB MSc PhD MRCVS European Veterinary Specialist in Wildlife Population Health to trial and study applying the principles of wildlife health to livestock systems. We have introduced a herd of cattle to a rewilded landscape and are monitoring their behaviour, diet and health.
We’re looking at ways the Island can improve its biodiversity and better mimic the missing ecological tier of predated wild herbivores. The Isle of Carna is a pilot site for Wilderculture and we are trialling several innovative techniques to accelerate natural succession to wood pasture and North Atlantic oak woodland. We hope to create a profitable, socially integrated environmental model for West Coast Scottish crofting.
We are working with the Maasai tribe in Kenya to train key community members in holistic management and regenerative pastoral grazing techniques to rebuild soil and restore degrading land to healthy grassland. By tackling the root cause of desertifcation we also address the cause of poverty, starvation and even war.