Our short courses range from one day, weekend or week long classes on topics such as permaculture, wilderness survival, ethnobotany, hunter/gatherer lifestyle, wildlife tracking, bird language, homesteading and more. We're always adding new courses so check for updates either on this page or feel free to subscribe to our Facebook page, which is updated frequently. If you'd like to create a custom course for a small group, fill out the form here and we'll get right back to you.
In this one day course, we will cover how to build a comprehensive herbal medicine cabinet using herbs that grow here in the Pacific Northwest. We'll go over not only how to make the medicines, but also when/where to harvest them, dosages and safety, how to grow them yourself and resources which will help you continue on your journey as an herbalist. Here are the medicines that we'll make and the topics which we'll cover:
Medicines: Tinctures, salves, lotions, liniments, poultices, balms, eye washes, syrups, lozenges.
Teas, infusions and decoctions and which herbs provide the most benefit.
Safety: While herbal medicines are extremely powerful, they can also be dangerous if taken in high dosages.
Harvesting: Where to find the herbs, how to harvest and doing it ethically.
Harvest Schedule: A handy schedule as to when to harvest each herb at it's peak medicinal value.
Growing your herbs at home within a permaculture system.
Herbal medicine for kids.
Herbal medicine for pets.
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In this two day course we will cover all of the short term survival essentials that can save your life if you're caught out in the wilderness. Topics include shelter building, friction fire, water purification, primitive trapping, and wild foraging. We'll talk about survival psychology, priorities and energy conservation. Our instructors go on regular staged survival trips and teach from personal experience. For a more detailed course description click here.