Earth / Survival Skills Programs in Virginia2019-03-14T02:16:09-04:00

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.

2019 Earth / Survival Skills Programs:

Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Adults 16+ (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 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Adults 16+ (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 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, aka Charliceps. A grower and forager, 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 sight– and its wonders and gifts[...]
May 18 @ 9:00 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm ages 15 - 100
The living Earth School invites you to our basecamp for a weekend of crafting and honing your earth skills. This will be a wonderful weekend with opportunities to create and fabricate with master craftsman Peter Yencken or learn the art of Blacksmithing with Paul Cipriani.  You choose how you want the workshop weekend to go[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, aka Charliceps. A grower and forager, 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 sight– and its wonders and gifts[...]
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm 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[...]
Sep 21 2019 – May 2 2020 all-day Ages: 18+
One weekend per month Sept 2019 – May 2020 This program has officially filled! In order to get onto our wait list, simply click the register button, fill out your info, and you will be placed on the list. Relationship Resourcefulness Re-Wilding and Re-Inspiring In this world of technology and choice, we find ourselves busier[...]

2018 Earth / Survival Skills Programs:

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 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 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. A grower and forager, 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 sight– and its wonders and gifts[...]
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[...]
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Ages 7 - 100
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED We will be offering more family maker workshops in the Spring of 2019 so keep your eyes posted for new workshops being announced. Nothing says I love you like a handmade gift! Come join master craftsman, Peter Yencken on this day long class for making handmade holiday gifts! Open to[...]
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Adults 16+ (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 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Adults 16+ (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 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, aka Charliceps. A grower and forager, 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 sight– and its wonders and gifts[...]
May 18 @ 9:00 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm ages 15 - 100
The living Earth School invites you to our basecamp for a weekend of crafting and honing your earth skills. This will be a wonderful weekend with opportunities to create and fabricate with master craftsman Peter Yencken or learn the art of Blacksmithing with Paul Cipriani.  You choose how you want the workshop weekend to go[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Adults & Mature Teens
Come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, aka Charliceps. A grower and forager, 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 sight– and its wonders and gifts[...]
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm 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[...]
Sep 21 2019 – May 2 2020 all-day Ages: 18+
One weekend per month Sept 2019 – May 2020 This program has officially filled! In order to get onto our wait list, simply click the register button, fill out your info, and you will be placed on the list. Relationship Resourcefulness Re-Wilding and Re-Inspiring In this world of technology and choice, we find ourselves busier[...]

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!  [button[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]