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:

Sep 10 2016 – May 14 2017 all-day Ages: 18+
One weekend per month beginning Sept 2016 – May 2017 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[...]
Mar 18 – Mar 19 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[...]
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[...]
Apr 30 @ 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 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 and 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[...]

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[...]
Sep 10 2016 – May 14 2017 all-day Ages: 18+
One weekend per month beginning Sept 2016 – May 2017 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 25 @ 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[...]
Nov 20 @ 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[...]
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm Ages: 16+
In this class you will learn to make a wool felted vest, perfect for winter time. Warm and water resistant also keep the wind at bay. First we will make a large piece of felt, using the traditional wet felting and rolling method. Then we will cut out the vest and sew it up, adding[...]
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!  
Mar 18 – Mar 19 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[...]
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[...]