Engage With Your Landscape.

 

Grow Your Wilderness Skills.

 

Craft A Handmade Life.

Welcome To ROOTS School 

We offer wilderness skills and traditional handcraft classes to meet varied levels of skill and intensity, from youth to adult. We offer limited class sizes, hands on learning, and experienced instructors. At Roots you can build solid skills, enjoy time around a fire, make connections to the natural world, all while growing confidence and strength within. We hope to see you soon!

Bringing you the Stone Age since 2007.

Adult Programs

Roots offers classes year round in wilderness skills as well as traditional crafts and skills such as building bows and arrows, basketry, flint knapping(stone tools), fiber arts, and blacksmithing. We also offer naturalist programs such as Wildlife Tracking and Birding. We offer both short and long term programs. Find out more here!

Youth Programs

 Roots has a variety of programs for children and teens year round. We have Summer Day Camps, a school year one day a week homeschool program, and weekend classes such as Children’s Bow Making. We also have family events that are all ages such as the Family Survival Weekend and the Roots Rendezvous. Learn more here!

 

ROOTS Blog

Over Roots School...
Vermont sunsets.... strong summer skies.
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Found some delicious oysters on a dead balsam poplar. Keep your eye out after these coming rains!

#foraging #wildfood #gathering #oystermushrooms
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96 1

Finished up some atl-atl with the weekly homeschool group this week and got to see them fly. Amazing what an extra lever on your arm can do!

Been a real blast hanging out and teaching such an awesome group of kids.

#atlatl #getthekidsoutside
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Still some space available in this one time opportunity to learn to build domed bark shelters at Roots. June 15 to 27. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Barry Keegan is a wealth of knowledge and experience and one of the most giving teachers I`ve ever learned from.

Hope to see you there!

#survivalskills #bushcraft #primitiveskills #barkshelter #earthskills
...

195 5

Last minute drop out of the Traditional Hunting Program if you want to hop in this study of how to make your own Hunting gear and put it to use! Hide tanning, butchering, bow and arrow making, tracking, scouting, and more! Starts this Saturday morning! Dm us or check our website!

This is an white tail deer antler microlithic arrowhead with agate flakes glued with spruce pitch glue.

#survivalskills #bushcraft #primitiveskills #primitivearchery #bowandarrow #traditionalarchery #osageorange #primitiveskills #traditionalbowhunting
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108 1

Gatherer`s 2024 has kicked off!

@willowbrookbasketfarm thank you for coming up to teach! setting this group off right with beautiful willow baskets to go and gather with. ❤️
📸 @sandra.kehoe.5
...

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The December flood deposits made us a new tracking location along the river. I`m going to do some studying here this summer with trail cam and track pictures.

Ash will need her own chaos zone.

Rivers change so much! Good thing for me to live near one as it reminds me to not be such a control freak, to let it go, to flow. Not my default, something I work for.

The balance of accepting the situation and the will and ability to change anything we can for the better is at the heart of these skills, and maybe a lot more.
...

102 2

The youth!
We`ve been at this for a long time. There are kids we taught who have gone out and collected their own experiences and skill sets to teach kids. Who knows where this young group of kids will go, but we believe that in forming connections with the natural world at a young age, that connection becomes important part of their lives.
pretty sweet.
...

132 1

One space re-opened in our Traditional Hunting Program. Get it while it lasts!

Come on out with us April through October on the Vermont landscape to build your own bows and arrows, tan hides, learn tracking, scouting and tactics, field dressing and butchering, and more.

Steely October days like this were made for Hunting!

Link in bio!

#traditionalbowhunting
#gtfo #traditionalarchery
#traditionalhunting #bowhunting #bushcraft
#primitiveskills #primitivearchery
#bowandarrow
...

152 1

We`ve been working on self-defense with a group of youngsters on Tuesday nights, and it`s been such a blast.

Watching people learn to roll, to hold structure, and the power of leverage, is one of my favorite skill sets to see grow.

Showing people that thier physical ability is much greater than they knew is fun as hell.
...

96 3

We are hosting a Bark Shelter Building class taught by Barry Keegan this June! A one of a kind class for us and one I will be stoked to attend myself!

This class will cover tons of skills pertaining to all kinds of shelter and camp site set ups including: site selection, bark harvesting, pole construction, smoke management, internal building, maintenance, material selection and preparation and more.

This will be a very hands-on experience!

Check out the class on our Adult Courses listing, link in bio!

#shelter #survivalskills #bushcraft #selfreliance #traditionalskills #bark
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This little corner of the world is our home in Vermont. Right now, winter and spring are playing musical chairs, and I`m starting to think of greener days. 🌳🌳🌳

Looking forward to a full spring and summer of classes and skills while trying to enjoy the end of snow fun and some sugaring!

Whose got taps in?
...

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Welcome To ROOTS 

Engage With Your Landscape.

Grow Your Wilderness Skills.

Craft A Handmade Life.

We offer classes to meet varied levels of skill and intensity, from beginner to expert, youth to adult. We offer limited class sizes, hands on learning, and highly experienced instructors. Roots is where you can build solid skills, connections to the world around you, and confidence and strength within. We hope to see you soon!

Bringing you the Stone Age since 2007.

ROOTS Blog

Over Roots School...
Vermont sunsets.... strong summer skies.
...

71 0

Found some delicious oysters on a dead balsam poplar. Keep your eye out after these coming rains!

#foraging #wildfood #gathering #oystermushrooms
...

96 1

Finished up some atl-atl with the weekly homeschool group this week and got to see them fly. Amazing what an extra lever on your arm can do!

Been a real blast hanging out and teaching such an awesome group of kids.

#atlatl #getthekidsoutside
...

120 0

Still some space available in this one time opportunity to learn to build domed bark shelters at Roots. June 15 to 27. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Barry Keegan is a wealth of knowledge and experience and one of the most giving teachers I`ve ever learned from.

Hope to see you there!

#survivalskills #bushcraft #primitiveskills #barkshelter #earthskills
...

195 5

Last minute drop out of the Traditional Hunting Program if you want to hop in this study of how to make your own Hunting gear and put it to use! Hide tanning, butchering, bow and arrow making, tracking, scouting, and more! Starts this Saturday morning! Dm us or check our website!

This is an white tail deer antler microlithic arrowhead with agate flakes glued with spruce pitch glue.

#survivalskills #bushcraft #primitiveskills #primitivearchery #bowandarrow #traditionalarchery #osageorange #primitiveskills #traditionalbowhunting
...

108 1

Gatherer`s 2024 has kicked off!

@willowbrookbasketfarm thank you for coming up to teach! setting this group off right with beautiful willow baskets to go and gather with. ❤️
📸 @sandra.kehoe.5
...

70 0

The December flood deposits made us a new tracking location along the river. I`m going to do some studying here this summer with trail cam and track pictures.

Ash will need her own chaos zone.

Rivers change so much! Good thing for me to live near one as it reminds me to not be such a control freak, to let it go, to flow. Not my default, something I work for.

The balance of accepting the situation and the will and ability to change anything we can for the better is at the heart of these skills, and maybe a lot more.
...

102 2

The youth!
We`ve been at this for a long time. There are kids we taught who have gone out and collected their own experiences and skill sets to teach kids. Who knows where this young group of kids will go, but we believe that in forming connections with the natural world at a young age, that connection becomes important part of their lives.
pretty sweet.
...

132 1

One space re-opened in our Traditional Hunting Program. Get it while it lasts!

Come on out with us April through October on the Vermont landscape to build your own bows and arrows, tan hides, learn tracking, scouting and tactics, field dressing and butchering, and more.

Steely October days like this were made for Hunting!

Link in bio!

#traditionalbowhunting
#gtfo #traditionalarchery
#traditionalhunting #bowhunting #bushcraft
#primitiveskills #primitivearchery
#bowandarrow
...

152 1

We`ve been working on self-defense with a group of youngsters on Tuesday nights, and it`s been such a blast.

Watching people learn to roll, to hold structure, and the power of leverage, is one of my favorite skill sets to see grow.

Showing people that thier physical ability is much greater than they knew is fun as hell.
...

96 3

We are hosting a Bark Shelter Building class taught by Barry Keegan this June! A one of a kind class for us and one I will be stoked to attend myself!

This class will cover tons of skills pertaining to all kinds of shelter and camp site set ups including: site selection, bark harvesting, pole construction, smoke management, internal building, maintenance, material selection and preparation and more.

This will be a very hands-on experience!

Check out the class on our Adult Courses listing, link in bio!

#shelter #survivalskills #bushcraft #selfreliance #traditionalskills #bark
...

474 24

This little corner of the world is our home in Vermont. Right now, winter and spring are playing musical chairs, and I`m starting to think of greener days. 🌳🌳🌳

Looking forward to a full spring and summer of classes and skills while trying to enjoy the end of snow fun and some sugaring!

Whose got taps in?
...

165 13