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Spring Fling

A weekend of archery fun! 3d target course through the woods, moving target challenges, archery competitions, and a flaming arrow shoot. Long bows and self bows only. More info soon!

$0.00

Willow Basketry, Ribbed style gathering basket with Sandra Kehoe

Join accomplished basket weaver Sandra Kehoe for two days of ribbed basketry.  Throughout the course students will learn about the tools and materials that allow for not only functional but beautiful baskets to be constructed. Sandra will cover where to source materials and how to selected the right willow for each step in the process. As your basket comes together Sandra shares her knowledge of other willow basket builds and styles and helps to grow a functional knowledge of the art of willow basketry. Spaces limited.

 

$100.00

Animal Processing

Join us for day of learning the entire process of bringing an animal from whole to breaking it down into its many useful parts. Learn to get over the confusion and fear of what to do, and learn to take part in the creation of your food from the most basic level.

$100.00

Late Fall Foraging and Processing

Late fall offers us a bounty of food. From roots at the peak of their energy storage, to fall nut harvests, to the last greens surviving the frost, the late Autumn landscape still provides foods to explore and harvest. This course will go into the seasonably available foods, as well as preparation and processing of across, one of the most abundant and nutritious or fall edibles. 

$100.00

Summer Edible Foraging

Come out to Roots for the day to learn a bit of botany as you discover delicious wild edible plants you can harvest off the landscape! We will focus on how to identify plants, taste plants, and talk about preparations about how to include wild plants in your diet. Expect to hike a bit, rain or shine.

Some kids and teens love plants!  I have decided to open this class up to those younger that 18.   Please note that this class will be run as an adult class to which it is open to younger folks who are excited to learn and can focus along with a parent or gaurdian.

$100.00

Spring Foraging; Roots and Shoots

Spring!  The time to eat your greens!  This is also a fantastic time to learn the basal rosettes of so many biennial plants that have edible roots.   We will spend the day identifying various plants, nibbling, and putting together a salad of wild greens and sauteing of foraged roots.  This is a great way to get into a foraging practice for the rest of the growing season.

 

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Wilderness Survival Basics: Four Day - Fall

Join us for four packed days of survival basics! We will be running a Spring and Fall Version of this class with different skills emphasized and offered specific to the season. 

 

Fall Survival:

Shelter- Debris Shelter Overnight

Hand Drill and Bow Drill Fire

Wild Edible Identification and Foraging - Roots, Nuts, Seeds, Fruits, and Greens

Coal Burned Bowls

Spring Identification and Water Purification

$100.00

Wilderness Survival Basics: Four Day - Spring

Join us for four packed days of survival basics! We will be running a Spring and Fall Version of this class with different skills emphasized and offered specific to the season. 

 

Spring Survival:

Shelter Basics- Tarps and Knots

Bow Drill Fire

Wild Edible Identification and Foraging - Roots, Shoots, and Leaves

Bark Containers

Water Purification

Stone Tools River Cobble Knapping

Wildlife Tracking- Clear Print ID

$150.00

White Tail Projects

The White Tailed Deer is the most commonly hunted ungulate in North America. Like all the mammals we eat, it has many fantastic materials sources beyond the meat and tanned hide. In this course we will dive into those most useful resources that can be taken from deer and other mammals. We will process bones and antler, working on projects such as knives, awls, fish hooks, and more. We will get into raw hide projects, learning how simple it is to turn a fresh skin into raw hide, as well as how to shape containers with this mold-able yet durable material.

$100.00

Winter Fire Making

Come out to Roots for the day and bring your fire skills to a new level! We will cover basics of building and maintinatn a good hot fire in the snowy winter conditions and learn which trees to select for our fuel. We will then carve our own bow drill kits and put them to use to create fire from friction! 

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