Each class provides an environment for experimentation, creativity, failure and success as a means of deepening each student’s gifts and connection to Nature.

Wildlife Tracking

There are always clues created by wildlife for us to decipher, telling a story of their habits and lives. By learning the language of track and sign we gain insight into Nature’s mysteries. Who left this track? How did this feather get here? Why are the birds all calling from over there?

Beginner students will learn a new way to look at the world and experienced trackers will be challenged toward a greater understanding of Nature.

$50 per participant.
Limited to 6 participants.
10am to 4pm
January 23 2021
Litchfield CT

Ancient Fire Making

To create fire from nothing but sticks and ingenuity is fun, empowering and magical. This is your chance at a glimpse of deep understanding of humanity’s relationship with fire. It is one of our earliest and most versatile tools.

In this workshop participants will learn how to make fire with the bow drill method and experience other ancient fire techniques.

I have an exceptional amount of experience in practicing and teaching this skill. One would have a difficult time finding a better mentor in this area.

$130 per participant.
Limited to 6 participants.
Includes materials.
10am to 4pm
March 20, 2021
and
October 16 2021
Litchfield CT

Bow Making Intensive

A symbol of humanities ingenuity and mastery of skill, archery has existed for at least 10,000 years.

In this 3 day class students will go from stave to hunting tool covering the entire process of bow making. Along the way you will gain experience in use and maintenance of hand tools necessary for the task.

$400 per participant
Tools and materials provided.
Max 5 students.
This is a 3 day class.
10am to 4 pm each day
September 3, 4 and 5, 2021
Litchfield CT

Beyond Spoon Carving

Trees have been used by people not only to make useful and beautiful objects as far back as we can imagine.  They have fed us, treated our illnesses and inspired us.

Spend two days going beyond the craft of spoon carving. We will spend time with a few species of tree, learning identification, edible and medicinal traits and how to transform “green” wood into spoons for eating, serving or cooking. 

Instruction will include how to use tools such as knives, chisels, hatchets and saws safely and effectively.  This is a great introduction to woodcarving of any kind.

$220 per participant.
Tools and materials provided.
Limited to 6 participants.
This is a 2 day class
10am to 4pm each day
April 3rd and 4th 2021
Litchfield CT

At the Speed of Nature

Nature connection week for adults.

A deep, timeless emersion in Nature’s rhythm, this “summer camp for grown ups” is a place to slow way down and experience a few days of true wildness. At each participants own pace we will shuck off modern gear and ideas and move toward a more connected way of experiencing Nature. Make your own mattress of leaves, harvest a few meals from wild plants, learn the language of animal tracks and bird behavior, and more.

Food provided (due to COVID 19 participants must bring their own tent).
Max participants 12
This is a 5 day overnight class.
Date and location to be announced.