Adult Programs

We offer various programs for adults; from simple, one-day workshops to several month long immersion experiences. Our shorter programs generally have specific themes while our longer term programs are geared toward cohesion of three aspects of rewilding: Arts and crafts, Wild Foods, and Culture. The main tenant underlying all three of our program themes is regeneration for the land, community, and self.

 

Arts & Crafts

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To refer to arts and crafts as “technology” feels sacrilege to us. Technology is seen more as a term for modern technology; iPads, Smart Phones, and robots. Even if we tack the word “ancestral” to the front it does the actual objects no service. Crafting, working with the hands, silences the mind. Silencing the mind is meditate, therapeutic.

Wild Foods

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Knowing wild foods unlocks a world of possibility through self-reliance and nutrition. Knowing how to harvest and prepare edible wild plants is just the beginning. In order to rewild, one must learn to tend the wild foods that they eat through regenerative harvests. At our wild foods class, we teach every aspect of wild foods: identification, harvest, preparation, and how to keep the plants growing to ensure future harvests.

Culture

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Some people refer to these as the “soft” or “invisible” skills. These are the skills that it takes to live in a community; how to mentor a child, how to resolve an interpersonal conflict, how to relieve stress, how to stay focused, how to deepen our relationships, and more. These skills are the most difficult and the most ignored. Yet, they are the foundation of human culture and without them the other skills mean nothing.

 


Current & Up-Coming Programs


 

bows Bows & Arrows
Tracking & Awareness
basket English Ivy Weaving
Blackberry Himalayan Blackberry Weaving
Cedar Bark Weaving
bowdrill Friction Fire
felt Felt-Making
pottery Pottery
burnbowl Burn Bowls & Spoons
bonetools Bone Tool Kit
basicstonetools Stone Tools
wilderness Wilderness Adventures
intensive Ancestral Skills Intensive
immersion Rewilding Immersion Program
echoes Echoes in Time Rendezvous