Adult Courses

We at Living Earth love connecting folks with this amazing beautiful earth.  We are at a threshold of existence on our planet and its time to live connected and in balance with all of nature, the people and all inhabitants, including our self.  We offer courses for adults with a wide array of focuses, from half day classes, to weekend campouts, to our 9 month, once a weekend programs.  Please join us!

2018 Adult Nature Programs:

Sep 9 2017 – May 13 2018 all-day Ages: 18+
One weekend per month beginning Sept 2017 – May 2018 Do you want to feel more alive and connected and in the flow with life? Come learn what your long ago ancestors have known, all along! Discover the time-tested practices that Living Earth have been implementing to connect people deeply with nature for the past[...]
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come together with Hub Knott and Erin Campbell of the Living Earth School for three Thursday evenings centered around the Haudenosaunee Peacemaker Story and the peace principles that flow from it. The times we live in now are blessed and turbulent. Sometimes we are overwhelmed with gratitude and sometimes we grieve with sorrow for a[...]
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day Ages: 18+
Coyote Mentoring workshop (hosted by Blue Mountain School- taught by Living Earth School)  Hub and Kate Knott and other staff of Living Earth School in Afton, VA will be visiting Floyd to facilitate a Coyote Mentoring workshop on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. The workshop will take place at Anahata Education Center in[...]
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come together with Hub Knott and Erin Campbell of the Living Earth School for three Thursday evenings centered around the Haudenosaunee Peacemaker Story and the peace principles that flow from it. The times we live in now are blessed and turbulent. Sometimes we are overwhelmed with gratitude and sometimes we grieve with sorrow for a[...]
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Adults (with exceptions)
This class will open up the world of local wild foods that grow right within your own yard and near by.  It is amazing~there is tasty wild food growing right outside your door!  Its really quite simple and our expert guide will give you everything you need to know to take the mystery out of wild[...]
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Adults (with exceptions)
This class will open up the world of local wild foods that grow right within your own yard and near by.  It is amazing~there is tasty wild food growing right outside your door!  Its really quite simple and our expert guide will give you everything you need to know to take the mystery out of wild[...]
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come together with Hub Knott and Erin Campbell of the Living Earth School for three Thursday evenings centered around the Haudenosaunee Peacemaker Story and the peace principles that flow from it. The times we live in now are blessed and turbulent. Sometimes we are overwhelmed with gratitude and sometimes we grieve with sorrow for a[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, aka Charliceps. The April 22nd & September 30th classes are focusing on medicinal mushrooms, including the preparation of your very own medicine to take home! The May 5th & May 6th classes are a Mushroom Identification and Foraging class. A local mushroom[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, aka Charliceps. The April 22nd & September 30th classes are focusing on medicinal mushrooms, including the preparation of your very own medicine to take home! The May 5th & May 6th classes are a Mushroom Identification and Foraging class. A local mushroom[...]
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm All Ages
Ever wonder how wilderness knowledge and permaculture can inform our farming practices? Farfields Farm and The Living Earth School present an afternoon with Doniga Markegard. Doniga Markegard, tracker, wilderness expert, rancher, permaculturist, has lived that intersection and tells about it in her fascinating book Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild. With chapters on[...]
May 25 – May 28 all-day Ages 18+
Healing Self and Culture through Rites of Passage **Note that Moon Tribe for Women is offered in 2018 and 2020. Moon Tribe for Girls is offered in 2019 and 2021.** Honor Your Womanhood Honor yourself • Claim your femininity •Love yourself Throughout the ages, Rites of Passage helped individuals and cultures thrive by honoring critical life[...]
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, aka Charliceps. The April 22nd & September 30th classes are focusing on medicinal mushrooms, including the preparation of your very own medicine to take home! The May 5th & May 6th classes are a Mushroom Identification and Foraging class. A local mushroom[...]

2018 Family Nature Programs

Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day Ages 8+ with accompanying adult
This Weekend Camp is designed for families.  Have you dreamed of making and shooting your own handmade bow and arrow, let alone making one with your child? What a gift to be able to do this together and to cultivate this shared skill as a family.  This is for real and this is your chance[...]
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm Ages 8+ with accompanying adult
Enjoy family time while you learn earth skills. Create an Herbal Medicine Kit for your Family! -OR- Make a hand crafted shoe made exactly for you, by…you! -OR- Create your very own bag, designed for your unique lifestyle!  Beauty and function combine in this amazing leather workshop offering! Choose your own adventure, and craftsman Peter[...]
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm Ages 8+ with accompanying adult
Enjoy family time while you learn earth skills. Come get your hands in gear making your own stainless steel knife with sheath, or leather bags.  Yes, you can do it all and you can use bags that you’ve made your self, or a beautiful hand crafted knife. This is for real and this is your chance[...]

2017 Adult Nature Programs:

May 6 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm Ages: 16+
Come join master crafter Peter Yenken to craft your own leather shoe that fits your foot perfectly or a customized and beautiful leather bag! Imagine how amazing it would feel to walk in a hand crafted shoe made exactly for you, by ………you! Or create your very own bag- designed for your unique lifestyle!  Option[...]
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day Ages 18+
Make your own knife and sheath, leather backpack or shoes! This Weekend Camp is designed for adults to get to be Campers once again. Come get your hands in gear making your own stainless steel knife with sheath, or a pair of handmade leather shoes or leather backpack of choice.  Yes, you can do it[...]
Sep 9 2017 – May 13 2018 all-day Ages: 18+
One weekend per month beginning Sept 2017 – May 2018 Do you want to feel more alive and connected and in the flow with life? Come learn what your long ago ancestors have known, all along! Discover the time-tested practices that Living Earth have been implementing to connect people deeply with nature for the past[...]
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day Ages: 14+
Building and shooting longbows has been practiced for thousands of years all over world. Bows have been used in many ways including: survival (both food gathering and protection), sport and meditation, and spiritual practice (Zen meditation). This class is a continuation of these ancient practices. During this class, you will learn the skills to build[...]
Nov 26 all-day Father's and kids ages 7+ are welcome
Survival skills help families become healthier and stronger by helping children become self-reliant, develop lifelong connections with the earth and others. Time in nature will help your family become healthier and stronger. In this class you will learn how to construct a debris hut shelter to protect you from the elements and discover the sacred order[...]

2016 Adult Nature Programs:

Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – May 22 @ 12:00 pm Open to All Ages
Who made those scratches on that tree? Who left those prints in the sand? How can I tell a coyote or bobcat track from Fido the dog? What is the difference between a trot and a lope and why should I know? Come out for a couple hours on a weekend morning to explore these questions[...]
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Ages: 18+
Wild Women Unite~and learn the ins and outs of Friction Bowdrill Fire. Making fire with sticks is what kept our ancestors alive. Whether you are interested in fire by friction as a survival skill, sacred meditation, handicraft, community effort, or individual challenge, this day will certainly remind you of just how alive and capable you[...]
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day Ages: 18+
From the beginning of time, our brains have been deeply patterned on nature. Did you ever feel like learning was hard or even painful, and that something was missing? Would you like to learn a more natural approach to learning that engages with life? This we know – learning can be naturally fun, the student[...]
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm Ages: 16+
Keep those toes toasty this winter with our own custom designed boots! Or give as a Christmas gift that just keeps giving! In this class, you will make a felt winter boot with a rubber sole. The felting portion will utilize the wet rolling method. Your feet will thank you!  
May 6 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm Ages: 16+
Come join master crafter Peter Yenken to craft your own leather shoe that fits your foot perfectly or a customized and beautiful leather bag! Imagine how amazing it would feel to walk in a hand crafted shoe made exactly for you, by ………you! Or create your very own bag- designed for your unique lifestyle!  Option[...]
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day Ages 18+
Make your own knife and sheath, leather backpack or shoes! This Weekend Camp is designed for adults to get to be Campers once again. Come get your hands in gear making your own stainless steel knife with sheath, or a pair of handmade leather shoes or leather backpack of choice.  Yes, you can do it[...]
Sep 9 2017 – May 13 2018 all-day Ages: 18+
One weekend per month beginning Sept 2017 – May 2018 Do you want to feel more alive and connected and in the flow with life? Come learn what your long ago ancestors have known, all along! Discover the time-tested practices that Living Earth have been implementing to connect people deeply with nature for the past[...]
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day Ages: 14+
Building and shooting longbows has been practiced for thousands of years all over world. Bows have been used in many ways including: survival (both food gathering and protection), sport and meditation, and spiritual practice (Zen meditation). This class is a continuation of these ancient practices. During this class, you will learn the skills to build[...]
Nov 26 all-day Father's and kids ages 7+ are welcome
Survival skills help families become healthier and stronger by helping children become self-reliant, develop lifelong connections with the earth and others. Time in nature will help your family become healthier and stronger. In this class you will learn how to construct a debris hut shelter to protect you from the elements and discover the sacred order[...]