Because Humans evolved in Nature, it’s where we feel most comfortable. Throughout evolution, we have spent 99.9% of our time in natural environments. Our physiological functions are still adapted to it. It’s a very short period of our evolutionary history that has seen us as a species, living, working and spending time recreationally, indoors.
As a result, many of us are now experiencing “nature-deficit disorder”, a term coined by author and journalist, Richard Louv.
There is a growing body of scientific research to support the belief that spending long periods of time indoors or in an urban only setting with no access to Nature diminishes the use of the senses, increases attention difficulties and results in higher rates of physical and emotional illness.
Spending time in Nature, however, improves attention, reduces anxiety, improves energy and boosts our immune system.
Our Human DNA is hard wired to be outdoors, it is where our sensory system evolved. We believe that spending time outdoors in a natural setting, wild crafting and foraging is the ultimate way to (re)connect with the Earth and our ancestors who walked this path before us.
We are passionate about helping people of all ages to reconnect with this lost knowledge in an accessible, safe and fun way.
In the words of John Muir, "and into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul"
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Guided experience, Citizen science
Culture and Traditions, Fire, Ice and Rock, Ancient People and Animals, Oceans and Seas, Plants and Animals, Land and Climate
Based in Oban, on the beautiful Argyll Coast and the gateway to the Hebrides, The Little Foragers Kitchen provides immersive outdoor experiences, designed to inspire (re)connection with nature, improve mental health and wellbeing and boost personal development. All of our events aim to inspire curiosity and creativity and encourage participants to look more closely at the natural world and take that curiosity and creativity off in to the world with them when they leave our sessions.
Sessions include foraging, wild crafting, bushcraft, forest bathing and wilderness therapeutic programmes.
The wilderness therapeutic programmes are evidence based short sessions ran over 8 weeks, with data collected from participants at the start middle and end of the programme to show participants how they can improve their health and wellbeing through activities and spending time in the great outdoors.