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WILDTENDING

WILD

adjective

To be living in a natural environment, not domesticated or explotative. One which has innate integrity and healthy boundaries.

TENDING

verb

The frequent act of providing for, or attending to, someone or something.

DETAILS

Duration: 10 days

* THERE ARE NO WILDTENDING PROGRAMS CURRENTLY RUNNING- IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OUR WORK, PLEASE REACH OUT.

MAXIMUM 5 PARTICIPANTS PER GROUP

If you are interested, reach out to us as soon as possible to secure your spot. 

Cost: $1,500 CAN per participant

This includes food, access to communal gear and teachings.

For our Community Agreements and Application Form, please fill out the 'Apply Now' form or contact us by phone or email:
 705-662-5689
 findingpolariswc@gmail.com

Participants must be 18 years or older.

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By continuously attending to and being in deep relationship with wild landscapes, we can awaken our senses alive and feel whole with a true sense of belonging to place and people. This way of being is grounded in a relationship of reciprocity with that which sustains us. In other words, humans are interacting with an ecosystem, in order to increase abundance and diversity for the continued sustenance of all life. We begin to be of service to the world in ways that are nourishing and replenishing by re-establishing our place in the web of life.

This program is for anyone interested in re-wilding. We create a container to allow one to sink into their truest nature and be guided by their own intuition and curiosity. Bathe your senses in the forest, partner in regeneration, be embodied, connected, fully conscious, alive and aware.

On this 10 day journey, you will learn the skills required to live in reciprocity with the land and people and have direct experience through:

  • Wild edible foraging (plant/mushroom identification)

  • Hide tanning (brain/smoke and bark tanning)

  • Friction fire (bow drill and hand drill)

  • Lost proofing (navigate wilderness without modern technology)

  • Weather forecasting (needed for comfortable living in the forest)

  • Bird language and sit spot

  • Primitive cooking and food storage

  • Traditional crafts (bone work, fiber art, wild pottery, etc.)

  • Animal tracking and nature observation

  • Wild tending (saving seed, transplanting, pruning, weeding, etc.)

  • Village mindedness (cooperation and conflict resolution skills)

  • Truth speaking and listening

  • Rites of passage and ceremony

  • and more!

The program will be tailored to the time of year and the seasonal activities of the community. This is a place-based instruction so you will be learning and doing what is pertinent for each season and the needs of the community at that time. In other words, this experience is co-created by the members of the community sharing the same goal. This requires flexibility, determination, an open mind, and a lot of philosophical discussion. Please arrive as a hollow bone.

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