EARTH SKILLS NEWS SEPTEMBER 2011
WELCOME TO THIS ISSUE OF EARTH SKILLS NEWS, an email letter detailing upcoming classes and providing some teaching about tracking, survival and related subjects.
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THE LEARNING CIRCLE: NOTES, THOUGHTS AND PROJECTS
The September 2011 issue of Earth Skills News features articles on a coyote urination story, and on making bone tools.
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CHANGES IN THE FALL SCHEDULE – SEE BELOW!
The Oct. 8-9 Traditional Skills & Native Culture weekend is shaping up to be a very rich event. Grandfather Jacques Condor, who taught many of these classes over the years, will be coming from Arizona to join us and he is bringing numerous items from his collection of Native American artifacts and crafts to sell. The program includes making rawhide rattles and dream catchers, doing a natural art project, songs, stories, tracking and poetry. Food will include roasted quail, three sisters soup with lamb and beef, corn cakes, watercress salad, elderberry and cactus fruit desserts, and baked Purslane. To make the weekend affordable we’ve lowered the cost to $110!
Some changes in the fall schedule:
1) We’ve added a one-day Hiking & Tracking outing to an extraordinary tracking location, Oct. 22. This replaces the fall Dirt Time workshop which we’ll now move to mid-winter. Hike 3 miles with us to secluded Piru Creek where we’ve tracked cougar, ringtail, gray fox and bear. Take advantage of the last advanced tracking workshop before the new year, getting in some solid practice. (Open to Basic Tracking graduates.)
2) The September Plant Uses class that was cancelled has been rescheduled to Oct. 23. This will be the last Plant Uses class before mid-spring 2012. Take in a lot of knowledge so you can get started with plant-related projects (medicinal, edible, tools, firemaking etc.) over the winter months.
Also the last Basic Tracking class of the year is scheduled for Dec. 3 and is open.
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We wish you good learning in the field and hope to see you in a class.