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REWILDING IS THE NEW SELF-CARE

 

Wildkind Academy offers both online and live workshops, and retreats. Subscribe below to get the latest updates on new course offerings as they become available!

2023 will be exciting as we roll out new offerings!

November 18-20: Weave your own beautiful Adirondack Style Pack Basket! Create beauty and function you can wear on your back. Perfect for wild foraging or trips to the farmers market. (Register Below)

March 24, 2023: Shellfish, Forage & Feast Event with Bruce McGlenn (Register Below)

 

REWILDING IS THE NEW SELF-CARE

 

Wildkind Academy offers both online and live workshops, and retreats. Subscribe below to get the latest updates on new course offerings as they become available!

2023 will be exciting as we roll out new offerings!

November 18-20: Make your own beautiful Adirondack Style Pack Basket! Create beauty and function with a traditional style pack basket you can wear on your back. Perfect for wild foraging or trips to the farmers market. (Register Below)

March 24, 2023: Shellfish, Forage & Feast Event with Bruce McGlenn (Register Below)

 

Weave Your own Adirondack Style Traditional Pack Basket!

Nov 18-20 |$255 |Tenino WA

(Friday evening potluck)

Perfect for Farmers Markets and Wild Foraging

Beautiful homemade gift for the holiday season

Friday, November 18 | 6-9 pm (Fall Festive Potluck & begin baskets)

Saturday November 19 | 9am to 4 pm

Sunday November 20 | 9 am to 4 pm

Wildkind Academy is thrilled to welcome the return of master instructor and basket weaver Karen Sherwood for a unique opportunity to make an Adirondack Style pack basket.  We will gather in  community on Friday evening November 18, for a fall-tastic potluck and begin the base of our baskets surrounded by friends in a beautiful nature-inspired setting. Over the weekend we will weave, laugh and tell stories...creating a timeless beauty that will be a treasure for years to come.

We will be weaving with strong, yet light, high-quality reed. Baskets will be finished by lashing hardwood handles into a sturdy rim and then adding custom strapping for ease of carry.

Traditionally used by the early trappers, pack baskets were a staple for carrying heavy loads of gear and furs on extended expeditions in the back-country.  As our traditions move forward these strong but light vessels now become a beautiful hand-made treasure that can be utilized for so many adventures. All materials and instruction will be provided and participants will bring their own food and beverages.

About our Guest Instructor:

Karen Sherwood co-founded Earthwalk Northwest in 1996, "Preserving ancient skills and wisdom for future generations". While studying at the University of Washington, Karen was hired by Tom Brown Jr. to develop and expand the wild foods curriculum for this well-known Tracker School and gained a strong understanding of traditional uses of wild plants while teaching there. She continues to teach ethnobotany programs through Earthwalk Northwest and other organizations such as the Department of Ecology, Washington Outdoor Women, King County Parks and The Earth Mentoring Institute. In addition to her botany background, Karen also spent many years in search and rescue, fine tuning her wilderness survival skills. To balance her expertise, she also teaches utilitarian uses of plants, including cordage and natural plant dyes. Her professionalism and credibility are enhanced by a special gift for helping students become confident and comfortable with harvesting and using plants. Her current passion is teaching about the vast and wondrous uses of seaweeds, as well as traditional Northwest basketry.

 

Register early as there are only 10 spots available and this course is only offered once/year. For questions, contact: [email protected]

 
 
Register Here!

Shellfish, Forage & Feast with Human Nature Hunting 

Clam Digging, Oyster Shucking & Prepared Dinner with our Harvest with a Local Chef

HOOD CANAL, WASHINGTON

ALL AGES WELCOME

Friday March 24 | 11:30-5:30 | $225

Wildkind Academy is teaming with Human Nature Hunting as we head to the shores of Hood Canal to forage and eat wild shellfish in this one-day course and rewilding event. Learn the where, when, and how of clam digging and oyster shucking, and enjoy a gourmet meal from our freshly foraged shellfish prepared by a professional chef. Take home some of your fresh catch. Leave with the knowledge and skills to forage and process shellfish on your next outing, and a greater awareness of our connection to the land.

 

Included With Course 

  • Personal instruction on clam and oyster identification and foraging
  • Group shellfishing license for the day
  • Oyster shucking
  • Overview of state rules and regulations
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Gourmet meal prepared by a chef on-site
  • Wine
  • Personalized photo album of the day
  • All necessary tools for use during the course: rake, oyster knife, net, bucket, and clam gauge are available to rent, or bring your own (refer to our list of recommendations)  

Visit www.humannaturehunting.com/wildkind for more information and to register.  

Class is limited to 20 participants. If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected] or [email protected]

Register Here!

WE PARTNER WITH SOME OF THE BEST EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD

 

"I have enjoyed working with Jess and Wildkind Academy. Jess’ energy and enthusiasm behind her mission are uplifting and contagious. Our first partnership was our shellfish Foraging course. She took great care to make sure all the participants were in good hands. I appreciate her drive, attention to detail, and follow-through and look forward to working together on more of our hunting and gathering courses."

~ Bruce McGlenn | Human Nature Hunting

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Join the Wildkind Community

Receive the monthly REWILD newsletter and get the latest updates on live adventure field trips and retreats, rewilding classes and online course offerings through Wildkind Academy. 

Includes field notes from Jess, seasonal health & nourishment tips and nature-based inspirations.