With Zach Fisher & Friends
Our existence today is directly related to the ingenuity of our Ancestors. They were able to thrive in harsh environments due to their deep connection and understanding of the natural world. This course is an introduction to the techniques as well as the mindset that sustained human life into our modern age. Participants will work intimately with the environment, harvesting local materials and learning how to process them into usable tools and projects. Additionally, we will study the ways that we can interact with our landscapes in a deeper and more meaningful way. Through these traditions, we begin to understand and honor ourselves, the natural environment, and those who came before us. Participants will walk away with finished projects such as baskets, bark containers, bone awls and needles, primitive jewelry, leather pouches, clay containers, as well as valuable survival skills that have been around for thousands of years. We meet once a month with take home projects and exercises in between.
Held on second or this Sunday of each month from 10-5 PM
Cultivating the "Wild" Mind
Honing Awareness, Intro to Primitive Plants and their Medicinal, Edible & Spiritual Uses, Building a home in Nature, Introduction to Animal Tracking
Beyond Food and Medicine
Herbal & Wilderness First Aid, Plant Fibers, Walnut beads, Awakening Instinct
The Herbal Gathering Basket
Basketry & Pine Pitch Glue – Make your own Herb harvesting basket!
January Winter Break
Spiritual Tool Kit
Intro to tracking, Handcraft your own Spiritual Tools including Leatherwork /Fans/Rattles/Plant-Medicine Bags
Cedar, Linden & Pine
Friction Fire Kits/Pine Bark Herbal Containers
Stone Crafting & Communication
Intro to Bird Language/ Plant Communication and Primitive Pottery/ Stone/Bone Tools
Earth, Water & Fire
Wild Edible/Medicinal/Utilitarian Plant Walk, Firing Pottery, Water Purification/Rock Boil Herbal Infusions
Feasting and Foraging
Coal Burning Wooden Utensils and Containers, Wild Edibles and Primitive Cooking, Final Projects & Presentations
Held one Sunday of each month from 10-6 PM
Payment in full is $1450.00 this includes all supplies and materials and a $250 deposit and supplies fee to reserve your space. Payment plans are available, after the deposit in eight installments of $150.00 due before each class.