PLANTS AND WOODCRAFT
IN THE DESERT (WOODS, ...MOUNTAINS):
PLANTS AND CORDAGE
Several times a year, I will be exploring varied themes of survival skills in the desert or woods.
Today, we will learn edible, medicinal, and other uses of a selected plant, and make natural cordage the old way from plants in their natural state.
There will also be meditations to enhance working with plants.
OLD-WAYS SKILLS: FURNITURE IN THE VILLAGE
Expanded awareness is the house where the "mother of invention" lives.
Using materials we notice when aware on the landscape, we will craft food bowls and water vessels, eating utensils, and simple, comfortable furniture for "primitive" living.
Come learn multiple ways to make yourself very much at home in the natural world.
BASKETS FROM PLANTS
There is a special kind of magic that you can feel when you gather willow and create a basket. The finished basket is only part of the magic.
attitude of Caretaker while gathering
Depending on class location, we may will also have opportunities to gather and make baskets from pine needles, cattails, rootlets and grasses.