Join us as we will be hosting new and old friends in a wide variety of workshops primarily focused on natural building as well as topics like growing food & medicine, watershed regeneration, healing arts culture, community, and music. Check back for new postings, or add yourself to our mailing list here.
We are still fine tuning the schedule based on teacher availability, relationship to the moon cycle, and west coast festivals that distract participant focus.
We are also experimenting with participant arrangements as by time availability.
Aligning Heart, Health, and Hands
All of our multi day workshops include a simple breakfast, Organic Lunch and Dinner and a part of our day dedicated to personal space which can be spent guided in yoga asanas.
***check back soon for updated fees and registration options***
A week in the life of a Homestead
Led by Blair Phillips and guest teachers
Ready to get a feel for living off grid? Come align your head with health, heart and hands by diving into living permaculture and regenerative lifestyle with :
Morning Meditation and yoga asana practice
all organic local lunch and dinner
watershed and forest regeneration
natural building overview
The Natural Building Series
Join us for all workshops or as little as part of one workshop to gain hands on experience
building a structure with raw materials from the ground up.
Each workshop is two-part, the weekend intensive (Friday trough Saturday) will be the bulk of information and hands on learning; followed by a 5 day practicum. Participants are encouraged to attend both the workshop and practicum for the full experience which is incentivized by the tuition for the practicum being significantly less.
Workshops fees include an all organic, local as possible lunch and dinner as well as camping/housing options. As harvest time progresses we'll be eating more & more from the garden on site.
For friends interested in going deep we are inviting 6 people to do an immersion through the Natural building series. This immersion allows participants to attend workshops for free and have all meals provided in exchange for weekly work hours, primarily toward building, but also other supportive tasks for workshop prep and facility maintenance.
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This is a history of workshops we've held starting in 2017. A record for our own posterity and for anyone curious about our knowledge base and background.
APRIL 5th-7th 2019
Tending the Forest for Fire Prevention and Watershed Regeneration:
$25-50/day sliding scale
Led by Blair Phillips
This three-day intensive will include “class-room” time and field work in the forest, covering:
- reading topography maps, identifying water flow
- basic terms and principles for watershed regeneration
- how to look at topography & off stream water flows from the ground & identify contours
- how to decide what/when/how much to clear based on reference models and stewardship goals in relationship to sustainable harvest of useful materials
- how to categorize and use forest resources instead of creating burn piles
- consider the effects of our disturbances, such as sequestering water, developing fertility pockets and avoiding erosion.
- introduction to our favorite tools of the trade
Day 1: Fire Prevention
Day 2: Watershed Regeneration
Day 3: Watershed Restoration