Way of the Wilderness Class Topics
3/20 – Basic Survival / Shelter / Water / Fire / Food / Why Nature Connection is so Important
4/24 – Spring Wild Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants Class
5/22– Awareness / Bird Language: Wide Angled Vision / Fox Walking
6/12 – Advanced Survival: Bow Drill Fire and Cordage
—– Camp season
7/10 – Summer Wild Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants
8/28 - Tending the Wild / Caretaking
9/18 - Reading the Forested Landscape
10/16 – Fall Wild Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants
11/6 – Bamboo Crafts, Navigation and Grass Mats
11/20 – Fire by Friction: Bow Drill Fire and Cordage
12/18 – Winter edible, medicinal and useful plants
Basic Survival / Shelter / Water / Fire / Food / Why Nature Connection is so important
Learn and make a survival shelter, gather water and make a fire. Come learn the basics of survival and have lots of fun while learning to keep you and your family safe.
This course is for educators, extreme beginners, outdoor experts or anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of ecology and survival.
Spring Wild Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants
Spring is a great time to eat wild edibles. Learn about many of our early spring plant relatives. Be prepared to sample and eat many new foods and have a great time.
Awareness / Bird Language: Wide Angled Vision / Fox Walking
Start learning the language of the birds. Learn how to move as one with the landscape and to find the wildlife before it finds you.
Fire by Friction: Bow Drill Fire and Cordage
Make your own bow drill fire kit and hopefully make a fire with it. Learn to make cordage (a type of rope) out of natural materials.
Summer Wild Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants
This is the season of the berries. Learn much more about our plant relatives. Be prepared to sample and eat many new foods and have a great time.
Tending the Wild / Caretaking
Joey's personal favorite! Learn why eco-systems collapse when indigenous peoples are removed from their land, and how native people gathered from the land in such a way that animals, food and biodiversity were greatly increased in their ecosystems. Class will include some caretaking the land projects.
Reading the Forested Landscape
This class will allow you to see what happened hundreds of years ago and see why the land is the way it is today. This is a really eye opening walk, once you go on it you will never see your eco-system the same way again.
Fall Wild Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants
Learn about the fall edible and medicinal plants. This is the season of the nuts. Learn the basics of many nut preparations.
Bamboo Crafts, Navigation and Grass Mats
So, we want to do some carving. This class is all about crafts mainly using the grasses. Make mats, clothing, Digeri doo’s, water bottles, spoons, rice cookers etc.
Learn clear print ID plus common animal gates some basic trailing games.
Winter Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants
This class focuses heavily on dead twig id gathering and cooking roots and inner bark as food.