TRAPPING: THE SACRED HARVEST
Trapping: The Sacred Harvest Workshop
December 11 @ 1:00-4:00 pm
For Adults & Teens
Location: Conway, MA
$45/adult, $25/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)
When people hear the word “trapping,” there might be certain images or stereotypes. Allow yourself to look deeper into what trapping is. This is an important skill that teaches us how to have an intimacy with the land and the animals. You need to know about tracking, animal runs, feeding areas, bedding areas and everything that makes a healthy ecosystem in balance. Placement is so critical when trapping. Camouflaging your scent is also critical. You need to learn the pattern of the animal in order to trap it. You also need to know the populations of the animals that you are working with because trapping as a past-time and as an ancestoral skill carries with it great responsibility and ethics.
Come and join us for an intro to learn how to build 3 primary traps and develop proficiency in making and setting figure 4, the paiute and rolling snare. From these 3 foundational traps, you will have everything you need in order to learn the skills of trapping. This will help develop knife skills and learn how to harvest your materials in a sacred manner.
To ensure quality mentoring, we often limit our group sizes so be sure to register early; we do our best to accommodate last-minute registrations.
For this Program, we have a minimum enrollment of 4 participants. Programs may be cancelled/postponed due to low registration or extreme weather; we will notify you by email.
In order to reserve land and purchase materials/supplies, this Program requires a nonrefundable payment. If you cancel within a week before the Program, you can apply your prepayment to a Program within 3 months of cancellation.
If we cancel a Program, we will email you by noon 2 days before the Program; we can apply your payment as a credit for another Program or refund it.
We accept online payments through PayPal (including credit cards) and checks* (mailed to Earthwork Programs, PO Box 961, Williamsburg, MA 01096).
*Check Policy: You will be charged a $35 Administrative Fee for returned checks. Participant will be billed for fee, and fee must be paid in full to attend future Programs. Two or more insufficient checks require participants to pay via PayPal, Cash or Money Order only.