The Off-Grid Survival Show Team

Di Page (Hammill/Wood)

Di Page (Hammill/Wood)

Show Founder

Show founder, Di (Hammill/Page)  has ran Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance for over 15 years, empowering people to live self-reliantly in Nature.

Having left academia in the late 90’s to raise her own three children alone in an off-grid green painted caravan, in a remote Moorland dale.  She chose to return to teaching, but in the lifestyle skills that was their simple way of existence teaching foraging, basket weaving, candle and toiletries making initially from the kitchen table.  Di is a Member of the Association of Foragers, Archery GB coach, a permaculture design teacher, biodynamic trained, a ‘natural’ beekeeper, black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has recently completed  survival medic training.

Moving to a rented farm in York, and setting up an off-grid tipi site sustainable education venue, the business has grown from strength to strength with customers from as far away as Dubai and China and Di now feels the market is ready for a National show in self-reliance as there is much mainstream awareness of the need to re-skill and downshift.  The mission of the show is to empower people to greater self-reliance.  Naturally.

Di and the Team would love you join them in this mission! 

Vanessa Aradia Pullybank

Vanessa Aradia Pullybank

Deputy Show Manager

Vanessa is a qualified accountant who also runs the Training Centre of Wellbeing Ltd, offering students the chance to re-train in self-health therapies and also business skills, so that they can escape the rat-race and become self-empoloyed in meaningful work.  Having lived, herself off-grid in a lorry conversion for a year plus managed woodland and kept numerous animals, Vanessa recently trained with Wild Harvest to offer foraging walks from the centre.  Together Di and Vanessa epitomise the saying ‘if you want something doing ask a busy person’.  A successful female soloprenenuer Vanessa will be helping to manage the event during the two days and will be on hand to chat to about off-grid living or building a self-reliant employment as well as talk about the offerings of The Training Centre of Wellbeing.

Paul Dore

Paul Dore

Voluntary Committee Member

Paul Dore is a Bushcraft Instructor and Leatherworker, his work sells all around the work due to the high quality of his craftsmanship.  He teaches bushcraft for himself and at Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance, he is also an Archery GB instructor both at Wild Harvest and privately. Paul offers the show advice on the bushcraft element and will be running various teaching sessions from archery and leatherwork to helping out at the show with set up/take down.  Visit his stand to chat about any  of the above.

Opportunities To Work At The Off-Grid Survival Show

We will be looking to hire a small team of stewards, cleaners and security staff please email if you live near the showground, have transport and are available to work on the show dates, the evening before and after.

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