About Rachel Lambert BA, MA, IBMTdip
Forager, Walk Leader, Award-Winning Author, Recipe Creator, Facilitator and Coach
It was over 25 years ago by an old, crumbling, Devonshire stone-wall that my wild food journey truly began. My friends drew me closer and introduced me to Pennywort growing snugly in that wall - it quenched my thirst and tasted as fresh as peas – and my world changed forever.
In 2007 I set up Wild Walks South West and started to teach others about pennywort and 50, then soon 100+ other edible wild plants and weeds. Foraging is the glue that brings together the things that I love; nature, time outdoors, walking, good food and people.
As a guide, I use the medium of foraging and wild edible plants to facilitate a positive, elemental, outdoor experience for all. Providing an opportunity for people to immerse themselves in nature and experience something of her wisdom, generosity, beauty and general awesomeness. To me, that is the best teacher of all. Everything I teach is within the framework of sustainability, care and responsibility, of course.
As a writer, I am the author of four books on foraging and cooking and a contributor to a book on the nature of the body. Words, and creating recipes, is another medium that I hope connects people to the creative power of the natural world.
My background is in the arts, play-work, community development, environmental education, somatic bodywork and movement therapy and coaching. Currently I work part-time as a facilitator and coach for The School of Social Entrepreneurs, supporting others to drive forward inspiring, social and environmental businesses.