Cultivating Resiliency Through Re-Skilling

Raven’s Roots Naturalist School is a cooperative school run by its staff, students and community.  We offer both short and long term courses pertaining to naturalist and self-reliance skills.  Subject areas include wildlife track & sign, bird language & behavior, ethnobotany, wild-foraging, permaculture, homesteading techniques, wilderness survival, primitive skills, and wild-crafting.

We believe these skills are essential to building resilient communities capable of providing for their own needs; and that engaging in these activities creates a deeper connection to the natural world, encouraging stewardship of the resources it provides.

We are located in the Pacific Northwest, just 30 miles south of Bellingham and 70 miles north of Seattle in the town of Sedro-Woolley, WA

Come join us! We would love to hear from you, whether you are interested in taking a class, joining us for potlucks and skills meet-ups, or teaching a course of your own.



Want to show your support for Raven's Roots?


Join one of our 9-10 month immersion programs. These courses meet one weekend per month to build in-depth skill sets.  Our Fall Ethnobotany Immersion begins in November of 2018 and the Spring Naturalist Immersion begins in March of 2019.

Immersion Courses

Short courses range in duration from 1 to 5 days. Current short course offerings include short term survival workshops, fire making, and bird language & behavior. Other courses that will be offered shortly are bow making, home-scale permaculture, plant based medicine, mushroom identification, and wild foraging. If you don't have time to take a full day class, join us for one of our 3 hour naturalist walks where we'll cover everything from plants, birds, mushroooms, tracks and more. 

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