We had a great summer of classes up at Alderleaf. A big thanks out to all the students, staff, volunteers, and interns! It was a another adventure-filled season of teaching, learning, and having fun on the farm and in the forest. Here's a few photos:
Students testing out their figure four and paiute traps at the Wilderness Survival Traps and Snares Class.
Creating additional food forest at the Permaculture Design Course by sheet mulching and building plant guilds around the young fruit trees.
Sharing a feast at the Permaculture Design Course made entirely of food grown and raised at Alderleaf Farm, including roasted herbed chicken, a potato dish, a cabbage dish, beautiful salad, kombucha, and a pumpkin pudding made with sheep milk and eggs from the farm!
Primitive fishing with fish spears at the Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive, 5-day survival course.
Now on to preparing for our upcoming programs including:
Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program which begins September 6th;
Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship which begins September 17th;
Wild Mushroom Identification Class on September 24th;
Survival Fire Making Skills Class on November 5th; and
Carnivore Tracking Workshop with Sue Morse on November 19-20th!