Earth / Survival Skills Programs

foot_bow_drillJoin Living Earth School, to learn about the powerful skills of survival, building crafts with your hands, and engaging with the landscape in a deeper way more meaningful way. Come learn the skills of survival-shelter, fire, water, and food. These primal skills will deepen your connection to the earth, and yourself unlike anything else. Why is it that all wild animals on this planet know how to survive on a planet that is meant for beings to thrive in?  How many of us know what and how to harvest wild edible food in the forest and fields, how to make a fire with out a lighter, how to stay warm with out camping gear, how to harvest clean drinking water.  These skills are the blueprint for living.  Please join us for one of our exciting offerings, listed below.

2017 Earth / Survival Skills 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[...]
Jul 28 – Jul 30 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 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 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 12 @ 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[...]
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[...]
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
This Fall, come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, aka Charliceps. A local mushroom forager, grower, and identification expert, Charliceps has been studying and loving fungi for the last five years, and the passion is real. Prepare to share it! The Queendom Fungi is ever-present but often out of[...]
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
This Fall, come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, aka Charliceps. A local mushroom forager, grower, and identification expert, Charliceps has been studying and loving fungi for the last five years, and the passion is real. Prepare to share it! The Queendom Fungi is ever-present but often out of[...]
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 Earth / Survival Skills Programs:

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[...]
Jul 28 – Jul 30 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 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 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 12 @ 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[...]
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[...]