wildcrafting basics
wildcraft forest school
Wildcrafting Basics Weekend Camp
Our popular weekend Wildcrafting Basics camp takes place at least once a month. Participants are asked to arrive by Friday with the course beginning on Saturday and running until Sunday late in the afternoon. The course also includes an optional Monday workshop (fees included) that has a special theme that coincides with the seasonal landscape. At the core of every Basics course is our introductory curriculum that includes, theory, practice, fieldtrips and food or medicine preparation. Our program dates are listed below.

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2017 Wildcrafting Basics Weekend
Spring Program - $280 per person
Price includes the weekend course plus our optional Friday evening event and Monday program.

March 11-12 – Full Wildcrafting Basics Weekend Program
March 13 (optional) – Roots, Resins and Wild Yeasts

April 22-23 – Full Wildcrafting Basics Weekend Program
April 24 (optional) – The Awakening – Renewal in the Forest

May 6-7 – Full Wildcrafting Basics Weekend Program
May 8 (optional) - New Life and Wild Composers

May 20-21 – Full Wildcrafting Basics Weekend Program
May 22 (optional) – Wild Food Forests

June 17-18 – Full Wildcrafting Basics Weekend Program
June 19 (optional) – Wild Medicine Forests

Note: Course offerings are available with customized dates for groups of six people or more.

Wildcraft Forest School presents this course as part of a study series that will lead to a Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate which is the foundation for further wildcrafting work and study and a prerequisite for a Wildcraft Practitioners Diploma.

Wildcrafting Basics introduces participants to the foundations of this ancient art that links to biodiversity, 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, community development, lifestyle and sustainability.

Every Wildcrafting Basics course features
an introduction to the following topics (18 Hours):
  • Wildcrafting as a Mission
  • Ancient Teachings
  • Ancestral Mapping
  • Identifying and Harvesting Food and Medicines
  • The Sentient Forest, Gaia and Earth Life Sciences
  • A Mission of Stewardship and Activism
  • Biodiversity and Sacred Restoration
  • The Role of Wildcrafting on a Changing Planet
  • Articulation and Further Work and Study

Read more about this course at Whole Earth:

Location: Wildcraft Forest
Instructor: Don Elzer
Register by Email
Email: treks@uniserve.com
Phone: The Discovery Centre - 250-547-9812

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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 bring quality programming, 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.
“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.
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Wildcrafting Basics - Weekend Camp
$280 per person (plus tax)
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.
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
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. The following represents the course offerings presently avaiable for at Bioregional Studies Certificate(WBSC).

Wildcrafting Basics

Rewild: Wildcrafting Online Courses

Registration and School Information
To register for this course please email us:
treks(at)uniserve.com
Or phone: 250.547.9812
6 Month Rewild Distance Learning Program
ONLINE
Wildcrafting Dynamics: Master Wildcrafter
Distance Learning
$280 per person
To register for this course please email us:
treks(at)uniserve.com
Or phone: 250.547.9812
Rewild
Wildcrafting Dynamics:
Become a Master Wildcrafter
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.

“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.
Wildcrafting Day Courses
Mondays 10am-3pm - $90 per person
If you are not able to take in our weekend event we offer a great one day workshop that serves as a primer for wildcrafting. Each Monday workshop has a special theme that coincides with the seasonal landscape. Our workshop dates are listed as follows:
March 13 – Roots, Resins and Wild Yeasts
April 24 – The Awakening – Renewal in the Forest
May 8 - New Life and Wild Composers
May 22 – Wild Food Forests
June 19 – Wild Medicine Forests

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Wildcrafting Day Course Themes

March 13 – Roots, Resins and Wild Yeasts
Roots get to the source of things and resins protect and heal. We will be exploring the forest landscape on a quest to better understand the various relationships that roots and tree resins have in ecosystems. We will explore traditional medicines and how roots and resins can play a role in building immune systems and treating various imbalances like diabetes.

April 24 – The Awakening – Renewal in the Forest
This course takes us into the Spring rainforest and offers a chance to experience Yasei Shinrin Yoku which is Japanese for "Wild Forest Bathing" and means "taking in the wild forest atmosphere". We will be exploring the use of forest-based teas, which will discover subconscious energies that connect the forest with the most ancient part of our soul.

May 8 - New Life and Wild Composers
The forest contributes to our entire life-force and wild yeasts are the plankton of the non-aquatic terrestrial world. We will be exploring the forest landscape on a quest to better understand the micro-world of medicine and nutrition. We will explore fractal relationships and how microorganisms linked to a place can cause us to live healthier lives.

May 22 – Wild Food Forests
The most biodiverse ecosystems on planet Earth can be found within her savannahs – the place where ancient firekeepers dwelled and became the first wildcrafters. We will be exploring the edge of the savannah where we will learn about the wild superfoods and medicines that we now know as “gatekeepers”. These plants and trees offer us powerful substances for better physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

June 19 – Wild Medicine Forests
We will explore five super foods that emerge from the natural world in Spring. We will be exploring the forest landscape on a quest to better understand the micro-world of wild yeasts and how they contribute to “pre-biotics”. We will explore fractal relationships and how wild superfoods and medicines can cause us to live healthier lives.

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Wildcrafting Day Courses
$90 per person (plus tax)
To register for a day course please email us:
treks(at)uniserve.com
Or phone: 250.547.9812
Space is limited, please register well in advance. Our courses fill very quickly.