Workshops, Classes and Seminars are held in a variety of locations, from retreat centers who offer camping and housing to longer campout gatherings which offer or don’t offer meals.
Please see contact information for each workshop to find out more about the particular venue.
Each day of this weekend retreat will cover similar topics & stands on its own as a complete workshop, however the whole weekend will give a more complete experience.
Stringmaking, Stoneworking, Frictions Firemaking, Ropemaking, Hunting Tool Target Practice, Games of Skill & Chance, etc.....
SATURDAY will be dedicated to an intro of each skill or project and is the day to choose if families want to attend with their children for a day outing.
SUNDAY will be devoted to exploring each project or skill in
more depth and is recommended for those who want to delve deeper but can only spend one day with us.
Anyone is welcome to join us here, but it is especially recommended for adults & kids with previous experience or who want to go deeper.
WEEKEND RETREAT attendees will benefit from getting a basic introduction on Saturday, followed up by time on Sunday to take things to a deeper level.
Weekend attendees will stay overnight at Heartwood where they can enjoy the amenities there, enjoy more meals and also receive the additional treat of some wild foods.
$175 for the Weekend Workshop
(Sat lunch & dinner, Sun Brunch & camping)
(Lodging Upgrades are available!
$85 for Saturday only (includes lunch)
$85 for Sunday only (includes brunch)
WINTER COUNT SKILLS GATHERING
near Florence, AZ (Outside Pheonix)
February 10-16, 2019
Tamara plans to teach a series of workshops to create a netted water bottle bag, with woven strap, including making the tools for each project.
Participants can do the whole series or just a single segment.
Workshop sign-ups take place on the first day of the gathering.
Make Your Oak Shoot Shuttles
for Cardwoven Belt Class on Wednesday and/or Knotted Net Water Bottle Bags on Friday
$2 material fee per shuttle +
$2 materials fee for measure
Card Weaving Prep
Make your cards for the Card Woven Belts Class on Wednesday
$5 materials fee
3-Ply Cordmaking -
Create your 3 ply hemp cord for the Knotted Net Water Bottle Bag class on Friday.
$5 materials fee
Card Woven Belts - all day
$25-$60 (materials fee varies depending if you make your own tools on Monday or are buying them)
$5 book & $20 wool - basic materials.
$20 cards & $15 shuttle - if purchasing tools
Card Weaving finish
Knotted Net Water Bottle Bags
$5-$50 ((materials fee varies depending if you make your own tools on Monday or are buying them)
$5 book - basic materials
$15 shuttle, $15 measure & $15 string - if purchasing tools & supplies
Adult Regular Registration- $435 unless they sell out before that.
Teen Registration- (Ages 13-15) $175
Youth Registration- (Ages 9-12) $150
Kids Registration- (Ages 4-8) $50
Kids (ages 1 to 3 ) FREE
Cordage Demo/Hands-on with Tamara Wilder
& Site Stewardship Outing with Sonoma County Open Space
January 27, 2019
Santa Rosa, CA
Join Edward Willie, Tamara Wilder, Autumn Summers and a host of other stewards to learn about the important uses of Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum), as we explore and steward the Dogbane Preserve at Alba Lane in Santa Rosa which is protected by your Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District.
We will begin our time together with a demonstration of how to make string from the Dogbane plant and learn why this important native fiber plant and local cultural resource is being protected by the Open Space District. We will then learn how to sustainably harvest dogbane to take some stalks home with us.
Participants are also encouraged to lend a hand for a few hours in helping protect and manage this important space by following directions on how to best remove invading species of blackberry and harding grass and help encourage and promote the already occurring healthy regrowth of the dogbane plants following the wildfires in 2017.
Please bring a gloves, shovels, loppers or clippers, water bottle and something to sit on for the demonstration.
A Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space Event
Alba Lane (where it dead-ends into the 101 Freeway) in North Santa Rosa, CA.
West from Old Redwood Hwy.
Between the Old Redwood Hwy & Mark West Springs Exits of Hwy 101.
Hands-on demonstrations; families welcome
Rain or Shine!
Hope to see you there!
Please use the link below to let us know you plan to attend, to get email notifications of any change in the schedule and/or to get email notifications of future events. Thanks!
at the Sonoma Horticultural Nurseryin Sebastopol, CA
$120 - $150 sliding scale
The nuts of the California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica) can be roasted into a delicious treat that is much like an espresso bean in its flavor and stimulating qualities.
These delicious nuggets can be carried around as is and used as a stimulating snack or they can be ground up to form a melted "truffle" which resembles fine chocolate, which can be enhanced with other delicious flavors such as salt, maple sugar, honey, etc... which make most people say
"I can't believe it's not chocolate!"
As a group we will crack, sort & prepare these nuts into whatever confections we desire using additional flavorings such as madrone berries, manzanita berries, etc.....
To Register, please pay $60 deposit to hold your space.
Balance due at the workshop.
Please bring a lunch to enjoy at the picnic table by the lake in the beautiful gardens.
Drop-In Registrations are welcome.
The class will be held in the house adjoining the Nursery at 3970 Azalea Lane in Sebastopol.
Please park in Nursery Parking lot and follow path uphill from the Gazebo to the house.
Azalea Lane is off Mcfarlane Rd, off Hessel, off Hwy 116 between Sebastopol & Cotati.
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE FOOD ON YOUR PLATE!
Be more self sufficient & learn how to humanely transform an animal into food.
Pigs are the most "edible" animal and have long been a staple of food and fat for and-based families worldwide.
Join us in this very hands-on process of slaughtering and butchering a domestic pig.
$300-$400 sliding scale
(includes all materials and a portion of what we create to take home)
Please pre-register with a $150 deposit to hold your spot in the class and allow us to prepare properly. The online registration form will reserver your space and send us your info, but is not working for actual payments. Bring payment with your or deposit can also be sent from the Paypal website to email@example.com
Please contact us if there is a problem with online registration process.