I love stone tools, and what started with an obsession with making pretty arrows heads has turned into a life long journey to understand how to make and use effective tools that can be used to meet my wilderness living needs.
A Nine Month Program focused on Ancestral Wilderness Living Skills
Engage yourself in your landscape and material culture in a whole new way. Immerse yourself in a handmade life. Studying, making, and using the tools needed to meet your basic needs, not in a short term survival scenario, but in a long term relationship of living with the land.Open to beginners. Save on classes by signing up for this amazing path of study. Payment plans available! Nine months, one course a month ending with a week long stone age living trip. Sign Up or Learn More
A three day gathering of workshops and a huge variety of workshops and skills to learn.
This gathering is grounded in the idea that we as people can become more conscious, stronger, effective, and capable stewards of the land by learning new and old skills of interacting with the natural world. These three days have multiple workshop blocks, ongoing demonstrations, and night time celebration. For more information click here.
|Ancient Scout||$725.00||08/06/2017 to 08/12/2017|
|Advanced Scout||$725.00||08/13/2017 to 08/19/2017|
|Wilderness Self Reliance||$225.00||08/26/2017 to 08/27/2017|
|Bow Building||$525.00||09/01/2017 to 09/04/2017|
|The Farm as Ecosystem: Agroecology, Pattern Literacy, & Regenerative Design||$400.00||09/01/2017 to 09/04/2017|
|Wild Edible Plant Foraging||$100.00||09/16/2017|
|Livestock Literacy 101||$250.00||09/16/2017 to 09/17/2017|
|Cooking by Fire||$100.00||09/17/2017|
|ROOTS Rendezvous||$160.00||09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017|
|ROOTS Rendezvous||$55.00||09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017|
|Willow Basketry||$200.00||10/07/2017 to 10/08/2017|
|Fire as a Tool: From Friction Fire to Rocket Stoves||$450.00||10/19/2017 to 10/22/2017|
|Hide Tanning||$375.00||10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017|
|Intro to Biochar||$250.00||11/04/2017 to 11/05/2017|
|Felt Hat Making||$85.00||11/04/2017|
|Regenerative Forestry for the Farm & Homestead||$500.00||11/15/2017 to 11/19/2017|
|Birch Bark Plaited Basketry||$200.00||11/18/2017 to 11/19/2017|
|Fibers from a Wild Landscape||$100.00||12/02/2017|
What You Need To Know
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Who comes to Roots? Our students are everyday folks ranging in age, gender, race, and background...but what do they have in common? Almost all of our students are looking for an authentic challenge that engages their hands and minds. They are looking to build skills and learn from experienced instructors dedicated to innovating new ways of teaching old skills. Hear from the students themselves, click here for testimonials.
Roots Staff have been at their crafts for the many years it takes to learn not just the skills, but how to teach them. We keep class sizes limited so our staff get to work with you as an individual. Learn More.
Don't see a class you wish we offered? Let us know what you would like to see on our schedule and we will see if we can make it happen. Click here to contact us.
Create your own courses from one on one training at our facilities to group classes offsite. Build the course to your needs and goals.