Starting a Farm from Scratch: Part 1
by Chris Grataski
The transition between child and adult is a time of explosive growth, fun, learning, and challenge. Roots offers an awesome place for teenagers grow themselves as they have fun building thier skills. The natural world sets the rules, and we have to learn to listen, to take accountability, and to preserver, or else we feel the consequences.
This is a core lesson of our programs for teenagers, if you want to be skilled, capable, and self reliant, you have to accept and work with the the realities of the world in which we live. It gives an awesome sense of confidence and the knowledge that you can achieve your dreams with a little hard work and education.
This five day overnight is a journey where students will learn how to craft a beautiful and functional long bow. Outside of time we spend woodworking, we will also learn how to track wildlife, natural camouflage, stalking and stealth, the basics of survival, and ancient ethics of responsibility that all hunters share in caretaking their land base.
Learn skills, build confidence, & embrace adventure. This week is packed with wilderness survival skills, stealth, archery, throwing arts, basic first aid, awareness, camouflage, & self defense that will challenge students to interact with each other & the landscape in new & exciting ways.