To be living in a natural environment, not domesticated or explotative. One which has innate integrity and healthy boundaries.
The frequent act of providing for, or attending to, someone or something.
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.
These walks are 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.
During out time together, you will be introduced to skills required to live in reciprocity with the land and people and have direct experience through:
Wild edible foraging (plant/mushroom identification)
Intro to 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
Animal tracking and nature observation
Wild tending (saving seed, transplanting, pruning, weeding, etc.)
Village mindedness (cooperation and conflict resolution skills)
Truth speaking and listening
Gratitude and song
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.
Connection is our birthright!
Connection to self, to earth, and community.
Perhaps you are feeling a pull toward being an apprentice to the natural world and its rhythms; to the wilds both inside and outside of us? This is how we engage with wildtending.