Wildcrafting by Design - 2016
The Design course takes place over two days and usually happens on the first weekend of the month. Participants are asked to arrive by Friday with the course beginning on Saturday and running until Sunday late in the afternoon. Every Design course carries the same common teachings but each course also has a unique added theme that provides extra value for participants.  Click on the date link to learn more.

February 6 & 7 - Creating the Local Grid
March 3 & 4 - Global Trends and NGO’s
March 5 & 6 - Understanding Local Leadership
April 2 & 3 - The Business of Food
May 23 & 24 - The Business of Medicine
June 4 & 5 - Understanding Treaty and the Commons
September 8 & 9 - Export and Creating Trade Agreements
September 10 & 11 - Understanding Carbon Markets

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

Wildcrafting by Design provides support for wildcrafters eager to build an ethical approach to their lives, work and missions. Understanding wild harvesting that links to bioregional stewardship within a co-mentoring environment helps students to construct an "agape" narrative that explains their “good work” for the planet.

Within a pre-course package, students are given the tools to sketch out a wildcrafting mission or project that they would like to move forward; during the course they are then coached so that they may design a strategic plan for that project.

Each Wildcrafting by Design course includes the following activities:
  • Wildcrafting Ethics Study - Changing the World
  • Connecting with Gaia - Holographic Incentive Process
  • Buddhist Economics
  • Context of Bioregional Design
  • Restoration and stewardship methods and principles.
  • Wildcrafting project examples and innovation.
  • Watershed, energy and climate forecasting – the long view.
  • Community and habitat re-wilding modeling.
  • Project design and development methods
  • Creating your project and your “design narrative”.
  • Field study assignment
  • Next steps and future study.

Read more about our Wildcrafting School at Whole Earth:

Location: Wildcraft Forest
Instructor: Don Elzer and Guests
Sponsor: Wildcraft Forest
Cost: $240
(Based on 10 students)
Register by Email
Email: treks@uniserve.com
Phone: The Discovery Centre - 250-547-9812
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

Wildcrafting By Design

Registration and School Information
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Wildcrafting by Design - Intensive Course -  $240 per person
Registration closes 30 days before the course date or if the course has full enrolment – unless otherwise specified. You can contact us to be placed on a wait list in the event that there is a cancellation.
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Current Enrollment for this Course Date
To register for this course please email us:
Or phone: 250.547.9812 
Registration is closed for this course
Wildcrafting by Design – February 6 & 7
Theme: Creating the Local Grid
As energy and communication becomes democratized there will opportunities for creating new locally owned power and communication grids. Along with the regular Wildcrafting by Design teachings we will be exploring ways that you can take your home, neighbourhood or community off-grid.
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Current Enrollment for this Course Date
To register for this course please email us:
Or phone: 250.547.9812 
Registration is closed for this course
Wildcrafting by Design – March 3 & 4
Theme: Global Trends and NGO’s
The social, political and economic landscape by which non-governmental organizations operate within are quickly changing. Along with the regular Wildcrafting by Design teachings we will be exploring the local and global trends that will be impacting NGO’s and the opportunities that emerging for doing good work.
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Current Enrollment for this Course Date
To register for this course please email us:
Or phone: 250.547.9812 
Registration is closed for this course
Wildcrafting by Design – March 5 & 6
Theme: Understanding Local Leadership
1      2      3      4      5     6      7+   Full
Current Enrollment for this Course Date
To register for this course please email us:
Or phone: 250.547.9812 
Wildcrafting by Design – April 2 & 3
Theme: The Business of Food
1      2      3      4      5     6      7+   Full
Current Enrollment for this Course Date
To register for this course please email us:
Or phone: 250.547.9812
Registration is still open for this course
Wildcrafting by Design – May 23 & 24
Theme: The Business of Medicine
1      2      3      4      5     6      7+   Full
Current Enrollment for this Course Date
To register for this course please email us:
Or phone: 250.547.9812 
Registration is still open for this course
Wildcrafting by Design – June 4 & 5
Theme: Understanding Treaty and the Commons
1      2      3      4      5     6      7+   Full
Current Enrollment for this Course Date
To register for this course please email us:
Or phone: 250.547.9812
Registration is still open for this course
Wildcrafting by Design – September 8 & 9
Theme: Export and Creating Trade Agreements
1      2      3      4      5     6      7+   Full
Current Enrollment for this Course Date
To register for this course please email us:
Or phone: 250.547.9812
Registration is still open for this course
Wildcrafting by Design – September 10 & 11
Theme: Understanding Carbon Markets
The world is going through significant changes and strong local leadership and stewardship defined by consensus building will be key for communities to survive. Along with the regular Wildcrafting by Design teachings we will be exploring elements of leadership that includes activism, good work and even new boycotting frameworks.
Local food production will become a primary business throughout the world. It becomes important to understand “value chains” and how to develop them. Along with the regular Wildcrafting by Design teachings we will be exploring the opportunities that exist as the food retail and wholesale sectors shift as food becomes more localized.
Consumers are recognizing that the industrialization of medicine is creating significant problems. There are growing trends towards less processing and more “whole” nature-based medicines. Along with the regular Wildcrafting by Design teachings we will be exploring the opportunities that exist as new trends in health and medicines emerge.
Public lands or “The Commons” is becoming stressed as major corporations seek to make tenure deals with government. Along with the regular Wildcrafting by Design teachings we will be exploring what “tenure” is and the “Treaty Process” experienced by First Nations people.
The market accessibility for certain foods, medicines and even décor and other cultural themes will be shifting because of growing populations worldwide. Along with the regular Wildcrafting by Design teachings we will be exploring ways by which you can begin to export products and services to meet new Greener market demands. Learn how communities and even neighborhoods can make cross-border trade agreements that can nurture cultural exchanges.

Carbon Markets and Off-setting will play a key role in how governments, business, communities and NGO’s offer up economic and climate change policies and actions – yet few people understand how they actually work. Along with the regular Wildcrafting by Design teachings we will be exploring how carbon markets function and what role you might be able to play.
Wildcrafting By Design
Wildcraft Forest School presents the second course in 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 by Design offers participants a chance to explore the details of Wildcrafting Ethics and Practice and focuses on Stewardship Models that can be implemented by wildcrafters. This course offers students a chance to design stewardship initiatives that they can then move forward personally, as a business, organization, community or within an activist campaign.
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wildcrafting by design
wildcraft forest school
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.
Wildcraft Forest 1981 Highway 6, Lumby, British Columbia, Canada
Discovery Centre 250.547.9812 - Email: treks(at)uniserve.com - Web www.wildcraftforest.com
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