2018 Offerings

Abel KlosterTree selection & falling with hand tools – This workshop will cover criteria for selecting trees for removal in a way that is beneficial to the forest ecosystem as a whole. Following this discussion, we will select and cut a few trees with hand tools.

Andy HowellAnimal Fat Wizardry – Join Andy for an afternoon of animal fat wizardry. Explore the history of using animal fat as a local, traditional, healthy alternative to modern industrial oils. Get hands-on experience rendering and preserving fat for use in cooking, soap, candles, and salves. Participate in soap-making and candle-making. Leave with the knowledge to use animal fat as a staple of sustainable living.

Carly Boyer – Soft fiber baskets – This Jute twine basket can be formed around any bottle or jar and makes a cute cozy or stand alone basket for Knick-knacks.  Using the twinning, this weaving technique is simple and is easy to get the hang of.  Using dyed fiber, we can make patterns to personalize designs.  Most participants finish around 3-4 hours. $5 suggestion for materials – no one turned away for lack of funds.

Dan NanamkinIndigenous stories, dances, and games – Dan is offering Song, dance, stories, prayer and friendship. Hands on learning and sharing his adventures as a water and land protector

Finn Po and Ryder Coen – Acorn Processing & Biochar– Anthropologically it is probably safe to say that human beings have eaten millions more tons of acorns than they have all of the agriculturally produced grains combined. Come join the annual Kindle Cascadian Acorn Action Team and let them become a staple in your kitchen arts.

James HuntleyNatural Movement – Our human bodies developed to interact with nature the same way the bodies of wild animals like deer, cougar and bear have. But most humans don’t relate to the world as our bodies were designed to anymore, causing us to lose our animal ease, strength and fluidity of motion. Throughout this workshop, we will help identify and correct typical inefficiencies we’ve developed in our everyday movements in order to build a strong foundation. We will then learn more advanced skills on the land, exploring our capacity to move through nature. You will leave with the inspiration and knowledge to help you develop your own movement practice. It will be helpful for you to have a yoga mat (for indoor use), clothes you can get dirty and wet, minimalist footwear (helpful but not essential) and your imagination!

Larry StokesFermentation: Sourdough and Cider – Hands-on workshop where participants will practice and learn all about fermenting sourdough and apple cider. Students will likely be able to take-home the goodies made during this workshop.

Michelle PlataNourishing winter skin

Tree Bressen

Eric CinowaltAnimal processing; Fibromyalgia home remedies

Thaddeus Koester –

+More! Our list is growing daily. Check back soon for most current offerings!


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