wildcraft forest school - course index
The Wildcraft Forest is a working
plantation and farm and it is also a
workshop centre and wildcraft farm school.
We issue a Wildcraft Practitioners Diploma. We offer seasonal classes, seminars, fieldtrips and workshops which provide an inspirational and creative environment for students ranging from children to adults and from beginners to professionals. The studio village has been operating as a workshop centre for over 30 years. We seek to share quality experiences, from leading edge artists, thinkers and do’ers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our scope is to link the arts, creativity, permaculture, food, wellness and activism with wildcrafting.
Please view the current learning programs we have a available as well as our registration information.
Become a Master Wildcrafter
Wildcraft Forest School is the first educational center to offer a Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate(WBSC) and a Wildcraft Practitioners Diploma (WPD) for Master Wildcrafters. The school operates within a co-mentorship structure and connects students with ancient Shamanic teachings.

The Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate is intended to strengthen Permaculture Design Courses and offers students an opportunity to learn and practice stewardship, restoration and harvesting in remote wildland areas.

“Wildcrafting Basics” introduces participants to the foundations of this ancient art that links to lifestyle, activism, stewardship, Ancestral Mapping and an understanding of Earth energies. Participants will become aware of wild harvesting methods and the uses of wild botanicals. As an introduction, this course explains the current role of wildcrafting in activism, work, business and lifestyle.

The Basics course takes place on the third weekend of each month. Each month we have a unique added theme that coincides with the seasonal landscape.
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The Rainforest: Plant Spirit Medicines
2017 Dates TBA
This Plant Spirit Medicines course travels students into rainforest areas to study medicinal plants and trees within the context of wildcrafting. Students will be introduced to wild medicine plant propagation methods that link Earth energies, harvesting and stewardship practices all driven by wild dynamics. Students will be introduced to the art of alchemy that includes exploration into historical blending practices that includes fermentation, extracts, teas and topicals.

This two-day course is staged within a remote deep rainforest where water energies interact with ecosystems that present unique sentient power that demonstrate how a forest can become a healer of most afflictions.

2016 Rainforest: Plant Spirit Medicines Course
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The Alpine Tundra: Valley of the Moon Plant Spirit Medicines
2017 Dates TBA
This three-day Plant Spirit Medicine course is staged within a remote high alpine tundra area called Valley of the Moon. Students will depart from a remote rainforest area and explore Montane ecology which includes the life systems on mountains and within high elevation areas. Students will focus on ten medicinal plants found in Montane and Alpine Tundra ecosystems and they will study the living networks that keep these plants healthy and powerful. By the end of this course participants will have a clearer understanding of plant spirit medicines that live in the Alpine Tundra and how through simple processes they can be prepared for medicinal and culinary uses. This course instills wildcrafting practices that enhance agape stewardship with a further understanding of sentient relationships found in the mountain areas.

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Wildcraft Forest 1981 Highway 6, Lumby, British Columbia, Canada
Discovery Centre 250.547.9812 - Email: treks(at)uniserve.com - Web www.wildcraftforest.com
Wildcrafters Promise
The 300 Year View: Cellular Transitions
A Wildcrafters Design Camp in the forest that examines
the future of living, work, community and the wild.
The great changes that are emerging are “cellular” as the Earth, our bodies, consciousness, and our sense of place transition to become more localized. We are abandoning failed systems of hierarchal management and instead, we are empowering ourselves to once again become “mystics” and the "stewards" of Planet Earth. We know what needs to be done, but we must learn guiding and navigation skills, which considers a long view that is multi-generational. This camp contains a dynamic analysis of the micro-trends, which are changing the world closest to us – the cellular world of living, work and community.

Participants in this camp will learn to  connect with the living forest so that they can understand natural whole systems so that they can design a better life, connected to the wild.
Wildcrafters Design Camps
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Wildcrafting Dynamics:
Become a Master Wildcrafter
“Wildcrafting Dynamics” is an online course that introduces participants to the foundations of wildcrafting as an ancient art that links to regeneration, lifestyle, activism, stewardship, better health, Ancestral Mapping and an understanding of Earth energies. Participants will become aware of wild harvesting methods and the uses of wild botanicals. As an introduction, this course explains the current role of wildcrafting in a world seeking to develop tangible leadership within regenerative stewardship efforts.

Wildcrafting Dynamics is a six-month distance-learning program, which includes seven sections that are delivered through online components, which are then combined with outdoor fieldwork as well as guided interactions and challenges within the natural world. During this course you will be assigned a Wild Skills Guide who will provide you with online and phone support in an effort to help you become strengthened as your own guide, and able to explore the realm of basic wildcrafting.

This course is the online version of “Wildcrafting Basics” and can be applied towards a Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate(WBSC) and a Wildcraft Practitioners Diploma (WPD) for Master Wildcrafters.

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Wildcrafting Animal Speak:
An Introduction to Animal Spirit Medicine
This course helps you to explore the hidden communication networks that exist between animals, their spirits and human beings. By the end of this course you will have nurtured your own creative force that enables you to harness the symbiotic relationships that are connected to everything. This is a voyage of discovery as we chart a course through a maze, which you have already begun to explore. But this journey requires great effort and courage; it will challenge every part of your being as it presents what we believe to be uncertain - as the fantastic. Your life will change as you discover that you are not alone – you exist within a life-force populated by beings that inhabit many different planes of existence – and they are real.

Wildcrafting Animal Speak is a six-month distance-learning program, which includes seven sections that are delivered through online components, which are then combined with outdoor fieldwork as well as guided interactions and challenges within the natural world. During this course you will be assigned a Wild Skills Guide who will provide you with online and phone support in an effort to help you become strengthened as your own guide, and able to explore the realm of Animal Spirit Medicine.

This course is available for everyone and it can also be applied to the Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate (WBSC) and the Wildcraft Practitioners Diploma (WPD) for Master Wildcrafters.

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Yasei Shinrin Yoku: Teachers Training
The Wildcraft Forest School offers a unique approach to Shinrin Yoku, which is Japanese for "Forest Bathing" and means "taking in the forest atmosphere". Our approach to Shinrin Yoku incorporates wildcrafting, which includes a tangible understanding of the sentient forest. Our “Yasei Shinrin Yoku” introduces participants to the many spirit guides that dwell in the forest. Through the use of forest-based teas and essences we will explore the subconscious energies that connect the forest with the most ancient part of our soul.

Please register with us for this six-month teachers training program, which includes seven sections that are delivered through online components that are combined with outdoor fieldwork as well as guided interactions and challenges within the forest. During the course you will be assigned a Wild Skills Guide who will provide you with online and phone support in an effort to help you become strengthened as a Yasei Shinrin Yoku guide, and able to explore and practice the realm of Deep Forest Therapy.

This certification course is available for everyone and it can also be applied to the Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate (WBSC) and the Wildcraft Practitioners Diploma (WPD) for Master Wildcrafters.

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Wild Dynamics: Wildcrafting by Design
Cellular Transitions within the 300-year view and plan the future of your living, work, community and the wild.

The great changes that are emerging are “cellular” as the Earth, our bodies, consciousness, and our sense of place transition to become more localized. We are abandoning failed systems of hierarchal management and instead, we are empowering ourselves to once again become “mystics” and the "stewards" of Planet Earth. We know what needs to be done, but we must learn guiding and navigation skills, which considers a long view that is multi-generational. This online course contains a dynamic analysis of the micro-trends, which are changing the world closest to us – the cellular world of living, work and community.

Participants will learn to connect with the living forest so that they can understand natural whole systems so that they can design a better life, connected to the wild.

Wild Dynamics: Wildcrafting by Design is a six-month distance-learning program, which includes seven sections that are delivered through online components which are then combined with outdoor fieldwork as well as guided interactions and challenges within the natural world. During this course you will be assigned a Wild Skills Guide who will provide you with online and phone support in an effort to help you become strengthened as your own guide, and able to explore the designs of wildcrafting.

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The Mother Tree and the Power of Qi
Wildcrafting within the context of life-force and Chinese Medicine

The Wildcraft Forest School presents this distance-learning course that introduces students to the life-force found within a forest; and how a forest can contain different energies and strengths that are associated with Mother Trees. Students will be introduced to a “forest or land-based qi field” (chu-chong) which refers to the cultivation of an energy field by a Mother Tree.

In this course students will be introduced to forest-based feng shui, a form of wildcrafted geomancy. By understanding a forests qi field one can calculate the balance of qi and certain interactions between natural frequencies. The retention or dissipation of qi within a forest location will affect the health, vigor, energy level and many other aspects of the tree, fungi or plant residing in that location.

By the end of this course participants will have a clearer understanding about forest life-force, as well as tangible tools as they seek to steward the forest and provide foods, medicines, building material and craft to a growing number of people influenced by Chinese medicines and feng shui design and ethics. This course instills wildcrafting practices that enhance agape stewardship with a further understanding of sentient relationships connected to Mother Trees.

The Mother Tree and the Power of Qi is a six-month distance-learning program, which includes seven sections that are delivered through online components, which are then combined with outdoor fieldwork as well as guided interactions and challenges within the natural world. During this course you will be assigned a Wild Skills Guide who will provide you with online and phone support in an effort to help you become strengthened as your own guide, and able to explore the realm of forest-based feng shui.

Learn more and register…