About vicky manning
Timeline of business
After completing an undergraduate degree in applied psychology, Vicky moved to Oban, on the west coast of Scotland with her two daughters.
She started her first business, supporting vulnerable adults to maintain independent living in the community.
Vicky started an outside catering company, specialising in wild foods and a micro sourdough bakery, again using wild and locally grown ingredients, with an aim of being as sustainable as possible with a minimal environmental footprint.
A move to Glasgow saw Vicky starting to teach about wild food, folk medicine, wild crafting and bushcraft with public sessions as well as to schools, community groups and universities.
The Little Foragers Kitchen was born and during the first Covid19 lockdown of 2020 and Vicky switched temporarily online, to deliver sessions to empower people to safely forage and turn what they had gathered into both delicious food and healing medicine. Recognising the impact of social isolation on mental health and wellbeing and the healing power of being outdoors with Nature, Vicky trained with EQE Outdoors to become a Wilderness Therapeutic Practitioner to enable her to deliver outdoor programmes to support and empower people to take control of their own health and well being. She is also a trauma informed coach, having completed certificates with The Centre For Healing.
Vicky moved back to Oban to be closer to her daughters and continues to deliver experiences and events in both Oban, Greater Glasgow and across other parts of Scotland and the rest of the UK. She undertakes regular continuous professional development and has a strong network of other facilitators who she regularly collaborates with, giving each other support and enabling her to deliver more meaningful and relevant experiences.
Member of The Association of Foragers
Trauma Informed coach
Wilderness Therapeutic Practitioner
Undergraduate degree in applied psychology