Thursday (10/18/2018) - Morning

Beginning Finger Weaving Joan Candalino

Beginning finger weaving - diagonals - no loom, just fingers and yarn. Weave a hat band, belt, or strap sized project.

Bow Drill friction fire Alex Kilgore

This is a all day class thoroughly covering all the basics: finding and processing the right materials, making a functional fire kit, trouble-shooting problems, and proper technique. The session will include a woods walk for learning materials ID. Participants will make their own bow-drill kit to take home. Make sure you bring a sharp knife, as we will be doing a good bit of carving to make our kits.

Card Weaving Miranda Heidler

In this class we will use square cards with holes punched in each corner to weave bands that could be used for very sturdy belts or straps. Card weaving is also sometimes referred as Tablet weaving and has a rich and long history. It was commonly used in the Bronze Age throughout Europe to produce beautiful and decorative borders and belts and examples have also been found in China, Russia, the Middle East, and Egypt. You will walk away with your own set of cards and the knowledge to create your own pattern drafts for future projects. This is an all day class!

Flintknapping James Clinkscales

In this class you can learn the basics of stone age tool manufacture techniques or hone your skills to the next level! We will cover reduction process including percussion and pressure flaking techniques using stone, bone and antler billets.

Herbal Strategies for Mental Health Josh Fox

Come learn about herbal and other strategies for Mental Health issues - anxiety, grief, trauma, worry, fear, etc. Understand where and how herbs can be appropriate, and when and where to look elsewhere. This class will give an Eastern-style context on the root of mental-emotional issues which offers deeper and wider possibilities on how to treat them.

Intro to Blacksmithing Bob Orcutt

Intro to blacksmithing including fire management, tools and hammer control.

Intro to Practical Herbalism Alex Howe

We know that the medicine of our ancestry grows all around us, and that our species co-evolved with plants that give us nourishment and healing. Many modern complaints can be mitigated by using our plant medicine family both internally and externally. Gain better control of your own personal wellness by learning how to turn plants into medicines. This class is a comprehensive overview of the most common practical techniques and strategies used in herbalism. We will discuss various books and electronic resources, ethical wildcrafting, dosage concepts using the food to poison spectrum, and we will be making extractions in the three most common solvents; water, alcohol(tinctures), and oil. At the end of the class we will be creating salve of infused oil and beeswax (my finest craft). Those who cover the materials fee will be able to make and take away their own customized creation!

Kudzu Random Free Form Basketry Nancy Basket

Open to all ages! Split kudzu vines with Nancy Basket and make your own basket! Learn all you can do with this vine including: retting young green kudzu, cloth weaving, when to harvest, what to avoid, larger sculptures, back packs, or mini basketry. What can non southerners use? We'll also explore and use various other vines. Come find out…Hear Cherokee stories of respect. Bring your questions…

Rivercane Flutes White Eagle Taylor

Make a Native American flute out of rivercane. Class open to ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

Working out the Kinks: Neck & Shoulders Bill Parravano

Teach your body to recover faster after primitive & homesteading skills. Got a sore, stiff, tight, achy, or painful neck and shoulders? Then this class is for you! Learn the secrets of your body's nervous system. You will walk away from this class with a working knowledge of how to eliminate tension in these areas of your body no matter what your age. Bring your own pillows, blankets and yoga mats (As much as you can carry in your arms from your tent) to get the most benefit out of this class

Thursday (10/18/2018) - Afternoon

Artisan Salve Making: for Humans with Skin Alex Howe

Your skin is your largest organ. It protects you and you should return the favor! Our ancestors knew how to feed and nourish it with the creation of balms and salves. I first learned how to make salve over 8 years ago at a gathering, and it changed my life. I passionately took to it, made it my livelihood, and now salve is my finest craft. When folks ask what I do, I often say "I manufacture and distribute ultra-premium skin products." Now you can too! This class is a distillation of my years of experiences traveling, teaching, and creating amazing medicinal salves that not only feel and smell divine, but are powerful agents of healing. This class is for all levels. Beginners are most welcome as we'll thoroughly cover the basics, but we will also offer a number of advanced techniques that will be beneficial to folks who have salve making experience. We'll discuss the salves of our ancestors, the chemistry of fats as liquid crystals, specific Vs super salves, how to adjust and test texture for your need/preference, and a few "Bush Ninja Tips" like how to decant into any container efficiently with no mess, and the Very Best Way to chop up Beeswax! Free to listen-in, materials fee covers cost for you to Make and Take, of course additional product will be for sale after class and in the store at nominal "Earthskills Family pricing."

bamboo Fire Saw (friction fire creation with bamboo) Forest Hilyer

learn to create fire using bamboo as your only material. You will make your own kit to take home and learn the techniques for creating fire with it. Please bring a sharp knife (must have a knife!!!) and fire making energy! this can be strenuous!

Card Weaving continues... Miranda Heidler

In this class we will use square cards with holes punched in each corner to weave bands that could be used for very sturdy belts or straps. Card weaving is also sometimes referred as Tablet weaving and has a rich and long history. It was commonly used in the Bronze Age throughout Europe to produce beautiful and decorative borders and belts and examples have also been found in China, Russia, the Middle East, and Egypt. You will walk away with your own set of cards and the knowledge to create your own pattern drafts for future projects. This is an all day class!

Charcoal - Making This Multi-Use Powerhouse Damian Watauga

Charcoal is an amazing material! It's lightweight, compact, easily portable, burns clean, and holds nutrients, moisture and microbial life. Great for blacksmithing, cooking, and gardening (biochar). Join us as we make charcoal using a traditional approach and discuss its many uses.

Flintknapping James Clinkscales

Explore the stone tool manufacturing process including bipolar percussion, reduction techniques like pressure flaking and percussion using antler and stone to create sharp, pointy useful objects like arrowheads, spear points or blades. Serrated edges for sawing with stone tools will be demonstrated.

Foraging & Fungal Relationships Nicholas Parker

Well discuss basic mushroom foraging and basics for identification. Then we'll go foraging! Well go over the relationships fungi form within the forest and other exosuatema and the applications fungi possess for rebuilding a human infected Gaia.

Kudzu Random Free Form Basketry Nancy Basket

Open to all ages! Split kudzu vines with Nancy Basket and make your own basket! Learn all you can do with this vine including: retting young green kudzu, cloth weaving, when to harvest, what to avoid, larger sculptures, back packs, or mini basketry. What can non southerners use? We'll also explore and use various other vines. Come find out…Hear Cherokee stories of respect. Bring your questions…

Medicine Wheels, Shields and other tools of navigation Sangoma Oludoye

This is a 90 minute evolution for conscious and cultural agents of change to confirm and secure HOW the forces of Nature become our allies in the seasons up ahead. Always grounded in destiny and the ancestral blessings of each participant, we vision, gather, design and craft an array of Shields, Talking/walking sticks, prayer arrows, medicine bundles and a basic Overview of the use and application of these ancient tools from nature.

Plant Distillation Marie-Lies Van Asten

Learn how to distill plants, roots and resins using a copper still to make hydrosols (i.e. rose water & orange water). When a plant is distilled, its essential oil, hydrosol or both can be extracted. Hydrosols can be used as toners, added to cream, to flavor foods, etc. Everyone will take some hydrosol home. We will use the hydrosol we create in the face cream class Friday morning.

Rawhide containers: boxes, pouches, sheathes and bottles Nick Neddo

Learn the language of this versatile material and have fun making something really useful and cool. Materials fee: $10-$20 per sq. foot.

The Plants have been waiting for You! Luke Learningdeer

The Plants have been waiting for You! Come and meet the verdant and majestic green beings all about our gathering before they tuck into there Wintry sleep. We will discuss ID, Edible, Medicinal and Utilitarian use, Ecology, Folklore and more! If we find fun fungi or mushrooms we'll discuss those too.

Friday (10/19/2018) - Morning

Box Bellows for Blacksmithing Damian Watauga

Interested in building a blacksmithing setup? In this class we will discuss, build, and demonstrate the use of a box bellows. This is a 2,000 year old Japanese design for blacksmithing - the exact kind of bellows used for making samurai swords. Light and portable. For home forge or traveling. Made with readily available materials you can find at your local hardware store. Come learn how to do it! ALL DAY CLASS

Crocheted Mat Making Vikki Blalock

Make a mat for sitting on the ground. This is an all day class. The morning class will be making your cordage to crochete with from plastic bags. This is an adult class but if you are a child who already knows the basics of crocheting, you are welcome. Ages 10 and up.

Face Cream Making Marie-Lies Van Asten

Learn to make a luscious and hydrating face cream using infused oils, hydrosols and beeswax. We will use the hydrosol we made on Thursday in the cream. Everyone will take an 1 oz of cream home.

Natural Dyes with Native Plants Kelly Gaskill

Come explore the rich color palate found in our amazing native plants and mushrooms! We will identify the optimal plants to use for dyes and discuss different types of mordants and common color extraction techniques as we go through the entire process of natural plant dyes. Participants will take home silk and/or wool samples.... Bring a *small natural fiber* for the dye pots or purchase wool yarn or silk from me.

Part I: Plant Walk for Tanners Victoria Greba

There's more to life than hemlock bark! Nearly every tannic plant creates a different quality and color of leather. Let's explore some of the many tannic plants on the land, and discuss their use for the at-home vegetable tanner. Which plants make sense ecologically to harvest in any given landscape and in different seasons? How can our harvesting practices promote long-term healthy & peaceful bonds with specific plant species & their ecologies? What are the benefits of tanning with leaves versus barks & fruits? We'll look at leather samples tanned with various plants, and seek out other local plants worthy of experimentation in natural tanning. This walk is for beginning or aspiring tanners as well as those already involved in their own tanning practice. Part I and II are connected, but each is a stand-alone class and you are welcome to come to either or both.

Pyre for the one match fire! Forest Hilyer

We will talk fire theory and learn to confidently build a pyre (initial structure) that will be ready for a match or coal & tinder bundle. This is an often overlooked key skill to develop so your efforts in fire creation are not wasted. to be able to build a pyre that you can reliably count on starting with minimal effort will boost your confidence and could become your most used 'primitive skill' in your daily life. I will have various friction fire kits available to work with if time allows on the tail end of class.

Small Neck Knife Bob Orcutt

Forge a small knife with an integrated handle from high carbon steel. Class will include forging, hardening and tempering the knife. 2-PART CLASS! Class will run this morning AND tomorrow morning for you to finish your knives, so please plan accordingly.

South African Traditional Healing: a show and sharing of plants and tales Alex Howe

Come sit with me on my medicine blanket and experience some of the most incredible plant and animal medicines direct from the cradle of humanity! I've been been adventuring South(ern) Africa for most of the past 7 years, and attending Gatherings at home whenever possible. As I traveled I've sat at the feet of traditional healers to learn and share with them. These include the San bushmen, Sangoma, Inyanga, and many untitled elders. My favorite question is to ask them how they give Gratitude before taking from nature. I would be honored for you to join me to hear some of their wisdom, and try some of the medicines! I'll be sharing many amazing tales of mysticism and beliefs, and awesome plants such as: a porcelain white root that gives dreams and regenerates nervous tissue, another that is a potent serotonin medicine for anxiety, depression, even euphoria; a most sacred plant that is burnt like sage to nourish the very spirit of the ancestors, as well as the oldest medicine known on record (40,000 y/o cave paintings...also the most bitter!), plus a fascinating animal distillation of water soluble phytochemicals, and more! This will be a free form sharing of stories and experiences, feel free to drop in or out as you wish. I'll find a nice place to set up the medicine blanket and announce its location at morning circle. No materials fee but everything on the blanket is for sale/trade. Class capacity is set at 20, but everyone is welcome. If the class signups are full, come anyway!

Three-Bear Loom Charity Cimarron

Come learn how to build and work a Seneca style 3-bear loom. These looms are large, upright, outdoor looms, designed to function best with 3 people. Traditionally used for making cattail mats for bedding and insulation, we will also be using some other local materials. We will build the loom in the morning and weave mats on it throughout the day.

Weave a wool scarf with a Backstrap loom Miranda Heidler

Using some sticks and string we will each make a portable backstrap loom to weave a plain weave wool scarf. Using this technique of a "continuous string heddle" you can weave all widths of fabrics; from bands and belts to blankets and clothing. This loom technology has been used the world over and can still be seen in many places from Mexico through South and Central America. All materials provided and you will take with you the loom parts to keep weaving. This is an all day class!

Zen and the Art of Woodsplitting Fuz Sanderson

"Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, Chop wood and carry water." - Zen proverb We'll focus on the physics and mechanics of splitting, as well as the qualities of different wood types, heating value, cooking and other tips and tricks. Limit 10 people, age 13 and above. Wear closed toe shoes and be ready to get physical. Zen Happens!

Friday (10/19/2018) - Afternoon

Ancestral Healing: Knowing and Honoring our Agreements Sangoma Oludoye

This time calls those seeking to gain deeper access to our cellular memories and gifts we have to share at this time in our personal and matrix evolutions of the world we live in... In the approach of All Hallows Eve, All soul`'s weekend and Dia DE Muertos, we will explore celebrations that manifest stronger connections to the Family tree and the life skill tools we inherited. We are our Ancestors returned.

Bamboo Craft Snow Bear

Outfitting the Primitive Kithchen. 12 and up, younger with parent. Materials $2 per section suggested donation.

Box Bellows for Blacksmithing Damian Watauga

CONTINUED FROM MORNING Interested in building a blacksmithing setup? In this class we will discuss, build, and demonstrate the use of a box bellows. This is a 2,000 year old Japanese design for blacksmithing - the exact kind of bellows used for making samurai swords. Light and portable. For home forge or traveling. Made with readily available materials you can find at your local hardware store. Come learn how to do it!

Flintknapping James Clinkscales

In this class you can learn the basics of stone age tool manufacture techniques or hone your skills to the next level! We will cover reduction process including percussion and pressure flaking techniques using stone, bone and antler billets.

Foraging & Fungal Relationships Nicholas Parker

Well discuss basic mushroom foraging and basics for identification. Then we'll go foraging! Well go over the relationships fungi form within the forest and other exosuatema and the applications fungi possess for rebuilding a human infected Gaia.

Hand Drumming: Listening with the Left Hand Fuz Sanderson

Have you ever been a part of an incredible drum circle? Where the beat seems natural, the energy flows and people can't help but dance? And have you ever been part of a drum circle that was a noisy mess? What's the difference? This class helps to teach you how to be a part of creating that infectious groove, bring your non-dominant hand into drumming to improve your technique. Skills, drills, and time signatures - understanding how to turn random drumming into music! Ages 13 and up. Please bring or borrow a drum.

Part II: Vegetable Tanning: Intro to the Complete Process Dennis Lanigan

Put the TANNIN back into TANNING with experienced tanners Victoria Greba and Dennis Lanigan. We will demonstrate the complete bark tanning process, step by step, from green goat hide to supple leather in one afternoon. Learn how to tan beautiful hides in your own backyard, and get tips and tricks that will make it possible to get great results. Help rekindle and re-localize this ancient tradition! While not directly hands-on there will be plenty to touch, smell, hear, taste, and see. Bring all your tanning questions for the end Q and A as well. Part I and II are connected, but each is a stand-alone class and you are welcome to come to either or both.

Rabbit Sticks Jerry TwoBear

The rabbit stick, also known as a throwing stick or throwing club, is one of the first weapons used by early humans and cultures all around the world. In essence, it is a short stick or wooden club thrown as a projectile to hunt small game such as rabbits or waterfowl. Come learn and practice how to use this basic hunting technique. Bring a good heavy duty, sharp knife, and a hatchet if you have one. Ages 10 and up.

Rivercane Flutes White Eagle Taylor

Make a Native American flute out of rivercane. Open to ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent our guardian).

Riveting 101: Instructions on handling knives with rivets. Gray Taylor

Come and participate in a hands-on instructional class that will lead you on a riveting journey through one of the many dimensions of knife handling. During our time in class we shall be riveting together a full tang knife into a handle with a copper/brass rivet set. You will leave with a handled knife and a little more knowledge of life. Knife blanks are hand-forged by the instructor. Materials fee - I like to do sliding scale $25-infinity (barter/trade/haggling also accepted).

Three-Bear Loom Charity Cimarron

Come learn how to build and work a Seneca style 3-bear loom. These looms are large, upright, outdoor looms, designed to function best with 3 people. Traditionally used for making cattail mats for bedding and insulation, we will also be using some other local materials. We will build the loom in the morning and weave mats on it throughout the day.

Weave a wool scarf with a Backstrap loom continues... Miranda Heidler

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Saturday (10/20/2018) - Morning

Bamboo Craft Snow Bear

Outfitting the Primitive Kithchen. 12 and up, younger with parent. Materials $2 per section suggested donation.

Buckskin Sewing/Tailoring Charity Cimarron

ALL DAY CLASS (bring your own project)- We will be learning the idiosyncrasies of buckskin as a material and how to transform it from 2-D to 3-D clothing, containers, and works of art! Bring your own buckskin project to work on and workshop with me. Hides (tanned by Luke McLaughlin) available for sale! Tools available for use and/or sale (bring extra $ for these). Materials fee = $0-250 depending on if you bring your own hide or purchase one.

Charcoal - Making This Multi-Use Powerhouse Damian Watauga

Charcoal is an amazing material! It's lightweight, compact, easily portable, burns clean, and holds nutrients, moisture and microbial life. Great for blacksmithing, cooking, and gardening (biochar). Join us as we make charcoal using a traditional approach and discuss its many uses.

Cold Process Soapmaking Marie-Lies Van Asten

Learn to make soap using the cold process method. We will use oils, lye, water, essential oils and plants/clays to color the soap. I will also have loofah sponges to add to the soaps. Everyone will take a bar of soap home.

Drop Spindle Spinning Sarah Gottlieb

Learn to make yarn using simple, ancient hand-spinning techniques. We'll talk about fiber preparation and spinning tools, do some spinning, and get into next steps for plying, working with different types of fiber, and what to do with handspun yarn. Drop spindles are available for class use, and are available for sale for $8.

Dutch Oven Cooking Vikki Blalock

How do you bake over an open fire? With a dutch oven! We will cook chicken and vegetables for lunch with a cobbler for dessert.

Kudzu Pouch Weaving Nancy Basket

This is a two part class, both am/pm so it can be woven and worn. Using a nail loom provided, split kudzu vines will be woven as warp and weft, making a small Pocket pouch. Cordage or braiding can be the strap sewn on to finish the project. Adults only for this one. Split kudzu vines with Nancy Basket and make your own small pouch. Learn all you can do with this vine including: retting young green kudzu, cloth weaving, when to harvest, what to avoid, larger sculptures, back packs, or mini basketry. Come find out…Hear Cherokee stories of respect. Bring your questions…

Meet Our Magnificent Trees! Luke Learningdeer

Come and meet the Magnificent Trees around our gathering. We will discuss ID, Edible Medicinal and utilitarian uses, Ecology, lore and more!

Musician Meetup Rehearsal Josh Fox

Musicians of all kinds: come join us in preparation for an evening of merriment around the main fire. Let's pool our talents and passions together to make some beautifully cohesive sounds for our Rendezvous community to enjoy! Bring instruments of any kind. All are welcome; no experience needed; there's a place for everyone!

Natural Dyes with Native Palnts Kelly Gaskill

Come explore the rich color palate found in our amazing native plants and mushrooms! We will identify the optimal plants to use for dyes and discuss different types of mordants and common color extraction techniques as we go through the entire process of natural plant dyes. Participants will take home silk and/or wool samples.... Bring a *small natural fiber* for the dye pots or purchase wool yarn or silk from me.

Neck Knife continued Bob Orcutt

Continuation of the neck knife class from yesterday afternoon. No new students please.

Sheath Making Justin Godbey

I'll teach you how to make a pouch style sheath for your knife. If you already know how, then we can make a more advanced sheath. I'll provide all materials needed. Students can make a donation if you want, but it's not necessary. Suggested donation $5. Age requirement: 12 and up.

Social Permaculture Matt Kip

Permaculture- it’s just for gardeners, right? Wrong! Permaculture is simply relational, systems thinking. Human relationships work much like ecosystems, with lots of parallels to the pattern languages of nature. Come learn how getting familiar with basic permaculture principles can enrich your personal and professional relationships by giving you practical tools to engage in a more authentic way.

Saturday (10/20/2018) - Afternoon

12 Types of Lightworkers Sangoma Oludoye

As Earth stewards, mages & custodians, we are sharing tools to support the practical application of our Superpowers in Nature such as Gridworkers, Healers, Divine Blueprint holders!

Botany Bonanza Luke Learningdeer

Botany Bonanza! This is not so much a plant walk as a plant run! As we did in Spring, we will once again climb across the landscape attempting to identify every plant, tree and shrub we see. We will even add in a few mushrooms, lichen and mosses. Come and help us contribute to the Master Species list for the land, or just to learn and have fun!

Buckskin Sewing/Tailoring- Part 2 Charity Cimarron

ALL DAY CLASS (bring your own project)- We will be learning the idiosyncrasies of buckskin as a material and how to transform it from 2-D to 3-D clothing, containers, and works of art! Bring your own buckskin project to work on and workshop with me. Hides (tanned by Luke McLaughlin) available for sale! Tools available for use and/or sale (bring extra $ for these). Materials fee = $0-250 depending on if you bring your own hide or purchase one.

Bull Roarers Jerry TwoBear

Bull Roarers used by Native Americans to insure good hunts, fishing, weather, and intentions. Bring a good heavy duty knife. Ages 10 to 99.

Flintknapping James Clinkscales

In this class we will be practicing the reduction process including percussion and pressure flaking to ultimately craft a usable projectile point or blade that you can use for all of your stone point needs! We will also be practising the bipolar percussion method of reduction.

Introduction to Knitting Sarah Gottlieb

This introductory class is for folks who have always wanted to learn to knit or who used to know how and want to get back into the craft- no experience is necessary. We'll cover casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, binding off, and other elements of knitting if time allows. The class material fee includes a set of needles and enough cotton yarn for a washcloth.

Kudzu Pouch Weaving Nancy Basket

CONTINUATION FROM MORNING CLASS. NO NEW STUDENTS. This is a two part class, both am/pm so it can be woven and worn. Using a nail loom provided, split kudzu vines will be woven as warp and weft, making a small Pocket pouch. Cordage or braiding can be the strap sewn on to finish the project. Adults only for this one. Split kudzu vines with Nancy Basket and make your own small pouch. Learn all you can do with this vine including: retting young green kudzu, cloth weaving, when to harvest, what to avoid, larger sculptures, back packs, or mini basketry. Come find out…Hear Cherokee stories of respect. Bring your questions…

Mushroom Cultivation Nicholas Parker

Come by, discuss mushroom cultivation questions/troubleshooting and talk fungus. We will inoculate cardboard and coffee grounds: showing the availability of fungi food all over our urban landscapes. Take home a jar of coffee substrate and a small inoculated cardboard piece. Ages 10+. Class fee $10+ Donation

Pigments and Paint from Stones Nick Neddo

Hunt and gather rocks and learn how to harvest their colors for painting anything you want. Discover the magic ingredients that distinguish one paint from another. We’ll check out primitive paintbrushes too. Bring skills and projects to paint. 10 students.

Riveting 101: Instruction of how to handle full tang knife with rivets. Gray Taylor

Come and participate in a hands-on instructional class that will lead you on a riveting journey through one of the many dimensions of knife handling. During our time in class we shall be riveting together a full tang knife into a handle with a copper/brass rivet set. You will leave with a handled knife and a little more knowledge of life. Knife blanks are hand-forged by the instructor. Materials fee - I like to do sliding scale $25-infinity (barter/trade/haggling also accepted).

Sheath Making Justin Godbey

I'll teach you how to make a pouch style sheath for your knife. If you already know how, then we can make a more advanced sheath. I'll provide all materials needed. Students can make a donation if you want, but it's not necessary. Suggested donation $5. Age requirement: 12 and up.

Wild Nuts and Natural Jagua Temporary Tattoos Andrew Vanderveer

Wild Nuts and Natural Jagua Tattoos! Learn how to identify, forage, store and eat an abundance of nutritional dense tree nuts! The abundance of nuts in our region is truly amazing. Lets hang out and talk nuts while we crack and eat walnuts, pecans, and several varieties of Hickories! Acorns will be discussed as well. Processing techniques will be discussed and examples of baked goods and nut beverages will be available. I can provide each class participant with a nice sack of wild foraged nuts - if you would like a sac of wild nuts, please bring a trade item or small donation! Great Sustenance and sharing opportunities during the gathering! I should have some persimmons and I am happy to discuss this wonderful tree and fruit as well. And Natural Jagua Body art and Temporary tattoo. Create beautiful body art or provide protection from the sun using this all natural plant dye. Derived from the seed pods of the tropical plant Jenipa Americana, which is used as food, medicine, body art, sunblock, insect repellent. I have collected and saved the seed pods and the dye (from costa rica) and will provide participants with the opportunity to paint themselves or friends, or receive artwork from me!

Sunday (10/21/2018) - Morning

Bamboo Fire Saw (friction fire creation with bamboo) Forest Hilyer

learn to create fire using bamboo as your only material. You will make your own kit to take home and learn the techniques for creating fire with it. Please bring a sharp knife (must have a knife!!!) and fire making energy! this can be strenuous!

Beadwork on Leather Sarah Gottlieb

Learn crow stitch, lazy stitch, applique, and other traditional beadwork techniques to decorate leather pouches or patches. Beads, thread, needle, and leather are included in the class fee.

Colloidal Silver Vikki Blalock

Learn to make colloidal silver off grid using simple tools. This is a short class of 30 min. or less so you can possibly get into another class afterward.

Flint and Steel Fire Kit OR Metal Buttons Made from Coins Bob Orcutt

STUDENT'S CHOICE: Forge a striker and assemble a fire making kit including striker, flint and tinder in metal container. OR Create decorative buttons from various coins.

Flintknapping James Clinkscales

In this class you can learn the basics of stone age tool manufacture techniques or hone your skills to the next level! We will cover reduction process including percussion and pressure flaking techniques using stone, bone and antler billets.

Hand Drill Friction Fire Nick Neddo

Learn to find, make and use the hand drill as a viable fire option. Develop form and technique that leads to a greater level of mastery of this ancient and simple technology. 15 students.

Introduction to Birds and Bird Language Luke Learningdeer

Come join us for a deep dive into the astounding lives of Birds and Bird Language. This class is a presentation on some of the fascinating and little known details of the lives of our local songbirds, as well as how to begin to interpret Bird Language and the amazing insight it reveals of the greater landscape. Come relax and enjoy!

Knotted Net Bags Snow Bear

Make your own water bottle holder, tote bag, or other container for your various and sundries. Learn some knots. Tie them a lot. Come learn how you can turn a piece of string into a useful carrying sack.

Simple strap weaving for the string-challenged Miranda Heidler

Want to weave a strap but feel intimidated by managing a handful of string? Feeling brainfried and overwhelmed from the week and want a simple sunday project to make you feel accomplished? can you count to two? then this is the class for you! it wont take long to get set up and learn to weave a easy strap using some sticks with a hole drilled in them. (if you've done "straw weaving" before this is basically the same thing)

Tending our Fires and Spiritual Gardens Sangoma Oludoye

This class is designed to assist those that seek balance through ancient indigenous rituals and practices. Grounding ourselves in Nature and accessing our beliefs in this season of unprecendented change is paramount to maintaining healthy living skills. As with any skillsets that we are unfamiliar with, the key ingredients are knowledge, wisdom and practice. What are the tools born from the marriage of Nature and Spirituality...more importantly...HOW and When do use them?

Throwing Tomahawks Gray Taylor

Join us for a morning of fun and flying sharp weapons, during our time together we will have a course of objects so that you may test your ability and accuracy. This class is open to people to stop in for 5 minutes or stay the whole class period. This is a age appropriate class so talk to me after circle if you have questions.

Weeds, Woodslore, and Useful Wild Plants Walk Doug Elliott

Join Doug for a lively, informative wild plant walk. We'll discuss weeds, mushrooms, woodslore, critters, useful wild plants, ecology, natural history, and much more! For many years Doug earned his living as a traveling herbalist collecting and selling herbs, teas and old-time remedies. Along with healing plants, Doug searches out old-timers and elders from various cultures. From these bearers of tradition, he has assembled an extensive body of knowledge of the botanical aspects of plants, their history, legends, and lore; their uses in various cultures, medicinal properties, food value, as well as other practical ways we can use wild plants every day.

Witching For Water Jerry TwoBear

Learn the age old secrets of dousing to find underground springs at any depth. Ages 8 and up.

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