Participants Will:carve a bowl; identify, harvest and feast upon wild and domestic local foods; cook on fire; chop wood; sharpen a knife; milk goats; sew a patch; plant seeds; complete nutrient cycles; make their own rocket stove (a hyper-efficient, wood-burning cooking stove.) Daily routines include time for observation, subsistence-chores, stillness, and community building. Students will engage with regional experts who offer their skills and perspectives on craft, herbalism, and intuition. Assigned readings, group presentations, and associated discussions complement daily work and experiences to provide both a practical and an intellectual platform from which to investigate this key question of our time:  how do we reenter into a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship with the biosphere?

How, in our modern world, can we come to understand the earth as a gift again?”                   ~ Robin Kimmerer
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