Coastal areas provide us with some of the most nutritious and tasty food on earth. Join us in the pristine San Juan Islands of Washington state to learn about the bounties the sea can provide.
Date: June 16-19, 2019
Location: San Juan Islands, WA
Length: 4 days
Final Cost: $445
With a caretaker’s attitude, you will learn how to confidently and safely identify, gather, and prepare wild edible meals. You will become acquainted with the wild edible plants that thrive around us while spending a great deal of time in the field identifying and collecting them.
Date: June 28-June 30, 2019
Location: Shelton, WA
Length: 3 days
Final Cost: $365
As the summer marches on, we are reminded that it is the traditional time for people from distant places to gather together. We invite you and your family to our annual Earthwalk Gathering. Camping around a lush field, we enjoy each other’s friendships while sharing in an assortment of ancestral and wilderness living skills.
A variety of workshops are offered throughout the weekend, which may include wild edible plant walks, fire by friction, flintknapping, tanning, basketry, weaving and spinning, knot working, wilderness cooking, and ancestral shelter building as well as fun children’s activities.
Saturday evening we host a traditional salmon feast with all the trimmings. Sunday morning we gather together for our traditional trading session and see what wonderful and interesting items people have brought from afar. You never know what treasures you may find! We hope you can join us in renewing old friendships and kindling new ones. We welcome all, new participants and returning friends alike.
Cost includes on-site tenting, workshop participation, and Saturday evening's feast.
Note: Arrival time begins at 10:00 am on Friday, with workshop registration starting at 11:00 am. Opening circle is about 1:00 pm, and the first workshops begin at 2:00 pm. Additional information is included in each family’s registration packet. We hope to see you there!
Date: July 26-28, 2019
Location: Shelton, WA
Length: 3 days
Price includes on-site tenting, workshop participation, and Saturday Evening’s Feast
Expert hunter and outdoor enthusiast Frank
Sherwood will lead this informative workshop sharing the many tips and
techniques he has perfected over decades of hunting in the northwest.
*There will be a special drawing for one of Frank’s hand crafted box calls.
Maybe you will be the winner to call in your turkey this season.
Location: Issaquah, WA
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Classes are open to previous or current Tracker School students and held at the Tracker Primitive Camp Sat, May 12th 3pm - Sun, May 13th 12pm. The cost for each program is $ 150. Hardy dinner and breakfast meals are included, as well as all program materials
Classes are open to previous or current Tracker School students and held at the Tracker Primitive Camp Sat, May 12th 3pm - Sun, May 13th 12pm. The cost for each program is $ 150. Hardy dinner and breakfast meals are included, as well as all program materials.
Native people of the Plateau region wove beautiful twined bags using plant materials they gathered from their surroundings. These flat twined bags were used for storing dried foods and other valuables.
In this class we weave a flat twined bag of our own, learning the techniques used for centuries. Students weave a small 4"x6" version of the larger traditional bag during this single day class.
In the modern world these bags can serve not only their traditional purposes but will also make great wallets, an extra pocket for your everyday essentials, or even a unique and stylish cell phone case.
Students learn twining, reverse twining, full-turn twining and a false braided rim. False embroidery with dyed corn husk is also taught so weavers can add color and pattern to their creations.
Handcrafted tools become an extension of ourselves, a pathway for our creativity to pass through to spring to life in the projects we create. Join this class to create a bone awl to use on your next basketry project, helping it come to life. In class, bone will be shaped and set into a wooden handle with pitch glue to become an extension of yourself. Come with us to create your own custom made tool to use for years to come.
Cost: $95 + $18 materials fee for the Knit Kit
Optionally, students may supply their own materials and supplies if desired. A detailed list of these items can be provided upon registration.
Knit Kit includes: pattern, yarn, knitting needles, stitch marker and drawstring bag to carry it all in.