WILDING, (verb), to battle against tidiness in support of spontaneous nature

Co-habiting, shifting perspectives, spontaneity and valuing the small are all part of the phuplec practice of wilding. Where you are there is nature. When we think of nature we often conjure up the idea of large green spaces but nature is everywhere, woven into the city as much as the country, into your home as well as outdoors. Spontaneous nature finds its home in the cracks, corners, and neglected spaces. It thrives in the terrain vague. Nature can thrive both because of and despite us. When we come across it, we can choose to leave it be, help it or kill it. The practice of wilding is based on the principle of live and let live.

PRACTICE FOR wilding


Led by the smallest person in your household, document, share and appreciate the nature you live with. Post your pictures of the weeds, plants, birds, bugs, spiders and any other non domesticated dwellers you co-habit with to #PHUPLEC #WILDING

To grow a wild patch we recommend: www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-grow-wild-patch

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* PHUPLEC – Pronounced ‘foo-pleck’. PHUPLEC derives from the Proto-Indo-European perfective *bhuH, meaning to become, grow or appear. From this root word comes the English word future, the Latin futūrus (about to be) and esse (to be), the Greek phuō (I grow / become) and phusis (nature), and the Old English bēo (I become, I will be, I am). Phu- is combined with an abbreviated version of the Old English *plecc (pleck or plack) meaning a plot of land, place, spot or patch.