A Weekend of 4 Wilderness Skills Workshops!
Coming in August!
Attend All, Some or Just One!
For Families, Adults & Teens
All Workshops are in Conway, MA
BERRIES, BASKETS & BROOK TROUT WEEKEND:
WS1: Birch Bark Basket Making 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WS2: Wild Edibles & Medicinals 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WS3: Primitive Fishing 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WS4: Intro to Wilderness Survival 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
BIRCH BARK BASKET MAKING
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Join Basket expert Barry Keegan and Earthwork Programs for a day-long, hands-on Workshop!
We will learn:
- sustainable harvesting techniques,
- birch bark processing,
- pine root sewing.
And, we will use raw materials from the land to create one-of-a-kind pieces that will be beautiful and functional.
$70/adult, $35/child with adult–materials included (must be prepaid)
Saturday, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicinals you can find right outside your back door. Because we specialize in certain plants in depth, there are certain ones we’ll be reviewing from last class as well.
You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles.
Possible Focus: Black trumpets, Chanterelles, Chrome foot, different type of suillus mushrooms and field plants, cats ear, dewberries, knotweed, horsetail, milkweed pods, sumac, dock, heal all, etc.
$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/Workshop if pay day of)
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this Workshop, learn
- how to make a fish spear and techniques of stalking,
- a way of making a fish net,
- designing your own hooks and gorges, and
- a tried-and-true method of “hand fishing” where we can catch and release and have had great success.
This is a real “game changer”–being able to go from nothing and making all of your own fishing lines, spears, gorges, lures, weirs, hooks and traps with all natural materials.
Join us! This class is for participants of all levels–no prerequisite required!
$60/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10 if pay day of)
Sunday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Are you a hiker, skier or just walk in the woods with your kids? What do you do if you get disoriented or some other unexpected situation arises while you’re out and about? Do you have a survival kit? What are the top 10 things you bring with you when you’re in the wilderness?
Earthwork Programs has been teaching these skills for more than 10 years.
- Make fire with confidence in wet conditions as well as dry.
- Learn the power of plants and their uses.
- Discover ways to bring yourself closer to the land through tracking and awareness.
$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend ALL 4 Workshops: PREPAY & SAVE 10% ($207/adult, $112.50/child with adult, attending all 4 Workshops)
Want to stay overnight Saturday? Camping $5/person (bring your own tent & supplies), rustic cabins $8/person (limited). Register by 7/29.
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT