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Wild Edibles & Medicinals Workshop (WE 7)

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

WILD EDIBLES IMMERSION SERIES

(you don’t have to attend all Workshops in the Series)
Join Frank Grindrod of Earthwork Programs and Lenore Anderson of Natural Vitality for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicines you can find right outside your back door.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles. Additionally you will learn how to harvest with intention; keeping in mind the importance of the responsibility we have as foragers and earth stewards.

A responsible, attentive forager always finds a meal!

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

VISIT our Wild Edibles page for a slide show and videos.
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

2017 DATES
Sun, November 12, 1-4 pm

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Wild Edibles & Medicinals Workshop (WE 6)

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

WILD EDIBLES IMMERSION SERIES

(you don’t have to attend all Workshops in the Series)
Join Frank Grindrod of Earthwork Programs and Lenore Anderson of Natural Vitality for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicines you can find right outside your back door.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles. Additionally you will learn how to harvest with intention; keeping in mind the importance of the responsibility we have as foragers and earth stewards.

A responsible, attentive forager always finds a meal!

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

VISIT our Wild Edibles page for a slide show and videos.
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

2017 DATES
Sun, October 15, 1-4 pm
Sun, November 12, 1-4 pm

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Animal Tracking & Bird Language Workshop (WS 5)

$45/adult, $25/child w/adult (add $10/person if pay day of)

Animal Tracking + Bird Language (for adults, teens & families): There’s no better teacher than experience…learn and practice: the 5 arts of tracking, the art of questioning, 3 perspectives of trackings, mind’s eye training and field journaling! In our tracking classes, throughout the year, beginner and expert trackers come together and are immersed in ancient and modern teachings.

This is Workshop 5 of our Wilderness Extravaganza (see schedule below)

 

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, Sept 23, & Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

5 Workshops (click here for descriptions)! Attend all, some or just one!

Join Frank Grindrod & Earthwork Programs to learn new and practice old wilderness skills.

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

For Adults & Teens; some Workshops are great for Families too!

Saturday, 9/23

9:00-12:00 The Skill of the Knife WS 1  Adults, Teens, Families w/children 8 years+
1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles & Medicinals WS 2 Adults, Teens, Families
5:00-8:00 Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making WS 3 * Adults, Teens, Families

Sunday, 9/24
9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire WS 4 Adults, Teens, Families
1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking plus BONUS–Bird Language WS 5 Adults, Teens, Families

 

Bring your field guides, a journal and sense of wonder!

Cost:

ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT PRIMITIVE COOKING: Per Workshop–$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)

PRIMITIVE COOKING & MEDICINE MAKING: $65/adult prepaid; $30/child with adult–MUST BE PREPAID TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP

TOTAL $265 FOR ALL 5 FOR ONE ADULT, prepaid.

Register for all 5 Workshops, save 10% (prepaid)–$238.50!

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentOpportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$5/person/night
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$8/person/night (limited spots)
Both options have use of the kitchen, showers & toilets

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10

Primitive Cooking & Outdoor Cuisine (WS 3)

$65/adult, $30/child w/adult (add $10/person if pay day of)

Primitive Cooking & Wilderness Cuisine (for adults, teens & families): During the Wild Edibles Workshop, we gather wild plants and mushrooms and process them. During this Workshop, we will prepare and cook them. We’ll also learn baking strategies and how to make your own bannock. Food prep and maintaining a good fire are two secrets to good outdoor cooking while enjoying the process; we will share many tips and tricks.

This is Workshop 3 of our Wilderness Extravaganza (see schedule below)

 

 

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, Sept 23, & Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

5 Workshops (click here for descriptions)! Attend all, some or just one!

Join Frank Grindrod & Earthwork Programs to learn new and practice old wilderness skills.

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

For Adults & Teens; some Workshops are great for Families too!

Saturday, 9/23

9:00-12:00 The Skill of the Knife WS 1  Adults, Teens, Families w/children 8 years+
1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles & Medicinals WS 2 Adults, Teens, Families
5:00-8:00 Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making WS 3 * Adults, Teens, Families

Sunday, 9/24
9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire WS 4 Adults, Teens, Families
1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking plus BONUS–Bird Language WS 5 Adults, Teens, Families

 

Bring your field guides, a journal and sense of wonder!

Cost:

ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT PRIMITIVE COOKING: Per Workshop–$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)

PRIMITIVE COOKING & MEDICINE MAKING: $65/adult prepaid; $30/child with adult–MUST BE PREPAID TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP

TOTAL $265 FOR ALL 5 FOR ONE ADULT, prepaid.

Register for all 5 Workshops, save 10% (prepaid)–$238.50!

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentOpportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$5/person/night
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$8/person/night (limited spots)
Both options have use of the kitchen, showers & toilets

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10

Wild Edibles & Medicinals Workshop (WE 5, WS 2)

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)
This is Workshop 2 of our Wilderness Extravaganza (see schedule below)

WILD EDIBLES IMMERSION SERIES

(you don’t have to attend all Workshops in the Series)
Join Frank Grindrod of Earthwork Programs and Lenore Anderson of Natural Vitality for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicines you can find right outside your back door.

Lenore Anderson, M.A. Educator, Holistic Health Coach and Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Acupressurist and Clinical Herbalist, will work with Frank Grindrod on this Workshop.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles. Additionally you will learn how to harvest with intention; keeping in mind the importance of the responsibility we have as foragers and earth stewards.

A responsible, attentive forager always finds a meal!

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

VISIT our Wild Edibles page for a slide show and videos.
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

2017 DATES
Sat, September 23, 1-4 pm (Wilderness Extravaganza Weekend!)
Sun, October 15, 1-4 pm
Sun, November 12, 1-4 pm

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, Sept 23, & Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

5 Workshops (click here for descriptions)! Attend all, some or just one!

Join Frank Grindrod & Earthwork Programs to learn new and practice old wilderness skills.

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

For Adults & Teens; some Workshops are great for Families too!

Saturday, 9/23

9:00-12:00 The Skill of the Knife WS 1  Adults, Teens, Families w/children 8 years+
1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles & Medicinals WS 2 Adults, Teens, Families
5:00-8:00 Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making WS 3 * Adults, Teens, Families

Sunday, 9/24
9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire WS 4 Adults, Teens, Families
1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking plus BONUS–Bird Language WS 5 Adults, Teens, Families

 

Bring your field guides, a journal and sense of wonder!

Cost:

ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT PRIMITIVE COOKING: Per Workshop–$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)

PRIMITIVE COOKING & MEDICINE MAKING: $65/adult prepaid; $30/child with adult–MUST BE PREPAID TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP

TOTAL $265 FOR ALL 5 FOR ONE ADULT, prepaid.

Register for all 5 Workshops, save 10% (prepaid)–$238.50!

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentOpportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$5/person/night
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$8/person/night (limited spots)
Both options have use of the kitchen, showers & toilets

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10

The Skill of the Knife (WS 1)

$50/adult, $30/8+ year old child w/adult (add $10/person if pay day of)

The Skill of the Knife Workshop (for adults, teens & families with children 8 years of age or older): Learn why the Mayan culture called a knife the “tooth of the Earth.” Study basics of knife safety, carving methods, handling a knife, and blade care, including sharpening. And make your own kit!

This is Workshop 1 of our Wilderness Extravaganza (see schedule below)

 

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, Sept 23, & Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

5 Workshops (click here for descriptions)! Attend all, some or just one!

Join Frank Grindrod & Earthwork Programs to learn new and practice old wilderness skills.

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

For Adults & Teens; some Workshops are great for Families too!

Saturday, 9/23

9:00-12:00 The Skill of the Knife WS 1  Adults, Teens, Families w/children 8 years+
1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles & Medicinals WS 2 Adults, Teens, Families
5:00-8:00 Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making WS 3 * Adults, Teens, Families

Sunday, 9/24
9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire WS 4 Adults, Teens, Families
1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking plus BONUS–Bird Language WS 5 Adults, Teens, Families

 

Bring your field guides, a journal and sense of wonder!

Cost:

ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT PRIMITIVE COOKING: Per Workshop–$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)

PRIMITIVE COOKING & MEDICINE MAKING: $65/adult prepaid; $30/child with adult–MUST BE PREPAID TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP

TOTAL $265 FOR ALL 5 FOR ONE ADULT, prepaid.

Register for all 5 Workshops, save 10% (prepaid)–$238.50!

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentOpportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$5/person/night
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$8/person/night (limited spots)
Both options have use of the kitchen, showers & toilets

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10

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Homeschool Programs–Fall Session

FALL SESSION: 12 weeks (FRIDAYS–mid September through early December, skip Friday after Thanksgiving)

NEW THIS FALL–there will be an overnight for the Homeschool students…details will come soon.

HERON HOMESCHOOL
Heron is our signature program, taking place on Larch Hill Conservation Area in Amherst for more than 15 years. Hundreds of students have taken the challenge of the Heron, and have developed their nature awareness and wilderness living skills.

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws and cycles of nature. For the development of wilderness living skills, it is necessary that we follow the rhythms of the Earth by harvesting materials and creating our earthen wares in the proper season.

WHO: Ages 7 and up
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL HERON

 

SWIFT EAGLE HOMESCHOOL
In the Heron Program, we began a foundation of learning nature awareness and wilderness living skills. The Swift Eagle Program introduces many new skills and adventures while building on the foundations of the Heron Program.

WHO: Preteens & Teens
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL SWIFT EAGLE

 Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions

Wild Edibles & Medicinals Workshop (WE 4, WS 2)

$50/adult, $30/child with adult, prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)

REGISTER FOR WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINALS

Register & prepay for 2 adults for this Workshop, and your third person is FREE!

This is the 2nd Workshop of our Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend of Workshops

If you plan to attend all 4 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINALS IMMERSION SERIES

(you don’t have to attend all Workshops in the Series)

Join Frank Grindrod of Earthwork Programs and Lenore Anderson of Natural Vitality for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicines you can find right outside your back door.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles. Additionally you will learn how to harvest with intention; keeping in mind the importance of the responsibility we have as foragers and earth stewards.

A responsible, attentive forager always finds a meal!

$50/adult, $30/child with adult, prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)

 

Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend of Workshops
Sat, 8/5, 9:00-3:30 Birch Bark Basket Making
Sat, 8/5, 4:30-7:30 Wild Edibles & Medicinals
Sun, 8/6, 8:30-12:30 Primitive Fishing
Sun, 5/21, 1:30-4:30 Introduction to Wilderness Survival

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

Opportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies ($5/person)
* Rustic cabin (limited space) ($8/person)

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE July 29

 

VISIT our Wild Edibles page for a slide show and videos.
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

2017 DATES
Sat, August 5, 4:30-7:30 pm (Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend!)
Sat, September 23, 1-4 pm (Wilderness Extravaganza Weekend!)
Sun, October 15, 1-4 pm
Sun, November 12, 1-4 pm

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Birch Bark Basket Making (WS 1)

 

Saturday, 8/5, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

$70/adult, $35/child with adult–materials included (must be prepaid)

REGISTER FOR BIRCH BARK BASKET MAKING

Register & prepay for 2 adults for this Workshop, and your third person is FREE!

 

This is the 1st Workshop of our Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend of Workshops

If you plan to attend all 4 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

 

BIRCH BARK BASKET MAKING

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.

 

BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend of Workshops
Sat, 8/5, 9:00-3:30 Birch Bark Basket Making
Sat, 8/5, 4:30-7:30 Wild Edibles & Medicinals
Sun, 8/6, 8:30-12:30 Primitive Fishing
Sun, 5/21, 1:30-4:30 Introduction to Wilderness Survival

STAYING FOR MORE WORKSHOPS?

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

Opportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies OR make a shelter
* Rustic cabin (limited space)

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE July 29

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Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend of Workshops

Attend All, Some or Just One!

(Workshop fees vary…see below)

A Weekend of 4 Wilderness Skills Workshops!

For Families, Adults & Teens

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

BERRIES, BASKETS & BROOK TROUT WEEKEND:

Saturday, August 5, 2017
WS1: Birch Bark Basket Making 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  REGISTER FOR BIRCH BARK BASKET MAKING
WS2: Wild Edibles & Medicinals 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. REGISTER FOR WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINALS

Sunday, August 6, 2017
WS3: Primitive Fishing 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. REGISTER FOR PRIMITIVE FISHING
WS4: Intro to Wilderness Survival 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. REGISTER FOR INTRO TO WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

 

SPECIAL DEAL: FOR BOTH WS2 Wild Edibles & Medicinals AND WS4 Intro to Wilderness Survival

  • Register & prepay for 2 adults and your 3rd person is FREE!!

 

If you plan to attend ALL 4 Workshops: PREPAY & SAVE 10% ($207/adult, $112.50/child with adult, attending all 4 Workshops)
REGISTER FOR ALL 4 WORKSHOPS (save 10%)

 

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.

$60/adult, $30/child with adult–materials included (must be prepaid)

WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINALS

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)

PRIMITIVE FISHING

Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors were able to sustain themselves…not only surviving, but actually thriving? Primitive fishing has been one of the cornerstones of how it is done.

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)

INTRODUCTION TO WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

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.

$45/adult, $25/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)

10% discount if register and prepay for all 4 Workshops!

Want to stay overnight Saturday? Camping ($5/person, bring your own tent & supplies) and rustic cabins ($8/person, limited) are available at a nominal cost. Register by 7/29.

BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

 

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