ROOTS Programs

All Current Programs


Event Date
Tropical Earth Skills
  • December 4, 2022 6:00 pm
Winter Tracking
  • February 11, 2023 10:00 am
The Gatherers Program: Foraging, Herbal Medicine, & Basketry
  • April 15, 2023 10:00 am
Bow Building
  • April 22, 2023 10:00 am
Arrow Making
  • April 26, 2023 10:00 am
Flint Knapping Stone Tools
  • July 15, 2023 10:00 am
Stake and Stand Willow Basketry
  • July 15, 2023 10:00 am
  • August 6, 2023 4:00 pm
Ribbed Willow Basket Weaving
  • September 23, 2023 10:00 am

2021 Long Term Programs

The Gatherer's Program: Foraging, Herbal Medicine, & Basketry

Learn from the world of plants through hands on connections and experience. Sarah and several talent guest instructors will guide you through building willow and black ash gathering baskets and then use them to gather wild edibles and medicines.  Herbalism and foraging, and cordage will round out this 8 month, one weekend a month course.

Adult Programs

Roots offers year round programs in wilderness self reliance and survival 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.  Our courses are from one day to one class a month for 9 months.

Children's Programs

Roots has a variety of programs for children year round. We have a couple 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.

Custom Programs

Roots is happy to help you design the course that works for your needs as an individual or to teach at your school or organization. Sky is the limit!

Traditional Bow Hunting Intensive

Build your own wooden bow and arrows from natural materials and learn to hunt your own food. Getting into hunting, especially bow hunting can seem a daunting goal. This course is designed to meet many skill and experience levels as we take you through tracking, scouting, hunt planning and tactics, conservation plots, camouflage, stalking, bow and arrow building, archery, and more.

Online Academy

We have begun offering onine training in the form of our Patreon, custom Zoom classes, as well as video Master Classes produced in house here at Roots.

Teen Programs

Every year we pick a theme and run a week long overnight based on those skills. From building your own wooden bow, to survival skills, to stealth and awareness, to this summers Teen Wilderness Exploration And Leadership Program. Also, as always teens are welcome to join in on all ages events such as the All Ages Fire Class and the Roots Rendezvous.

Family Programs

From three day gatherings like the ROOTS Rendezvous to one night overnights and weekend skills classes, Roots has several offerings for getting the whole family involved.

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