Ancient Arts & Technologies


What’s New?

String from Sticks Workshop - March 23
Berkeley, CA

Weekend Skills Retreat - March 30-31
Garberville, CA

Ancient Earthways 7-day Workshop - July 15-21
near Detroit, OR

New Publications

California Bay Laurel Book
The Organic Artist by Nick Neddo
Books by Pascal Baudar
Books by Robin Blankenship
Books published by Chelsea Green
… lots more!



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Core living skills such as making string from plant & animal fibers, making fire by twirling a wooden shaft,
making & using stone tools, tanning furs & skins, and identification of useful edible & medicinal plants are everyone's heritage.
Without this knowledge our ancestors would have perished and none of us would be here today.
If they figured them out, then so can we.

In today's hi-tech modern world, it's often easy to lose sight of the basics, but we believe that these ancient skills remain worthy of preservation. 

Re-discovering old ways living skills and learning to use natural materials to make what we need
can bring us closer to our past, show us the present from a unique perspective, and can shine a light on where we are headed in the future. 

We might also evolve a deeper appreciation of the net which sustains us, be able to better see more of its individual threads,
increase our self confidence and find a great feeling of accomplishment.

Explore the following pages to continue your journey……