Why we are
A few years back, four friends came into contact with the term 'wilding' for the first time. Gradually the term began popping up more until something of a bombardment was in process. Intrigued to see what all the fuss was about, we began researching what it is and what it hopes to solve.
After some thorough investigative work, we found ourselves convinced of its potential. Our right brains were caught up in the romance of the idea, and our left brains were impressed with its proven success at dealing with a host of environmental and economic issues.
With this began our wilding adventure. We searched online to see what we could do. But apart from one or two sporadic projects some distance from home, we were able to do little to help except donate some money to the big players. We duly donated. However, after doing so, we were left feeling cold. It seemed our wilding adventure had ended before it began.
At this point we realised that we didn’t just want wilding to succeed in the UK, but we wanted involvement in that process to be open to anyone with a will to wild. The excellent work of wilding organisations and advocates in the UK in the last few years has seen a thronging mass of enthusiasm and support develop for the cause (ourselves included); yet, as we’ve felt first hand, there seems to be few suitable valves to free this energy and allow the wilding acceleration it promises. Youngwilders hopes to be this very valve!