Our mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands.
We manifest this goal through promoting and practicing sustainable practices. Examples of our work include growing, harvesting and preparing local, wild and living food for the community, educating about the great values of the wild edible abundance available in our area, providing local micro-greens for the public schools. restaurants and stores, biking or driving on alternative fuel when possible, utilizing solar dehydrators, using a bicycle powered blender and wheatgrass juicer and educating about organic land stewardship practices.
Dandelion Festival - Sunday May 4th, 2014
Rotary Park 1pm - 9pm Durango, Colorado
Local Wild Living Program - Summer 2014
Living Food Nutrition * Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
* Permaculture Design * Holistic Health
May 5, 2014 – October 22, 2014
Includes overnight wilderness outings
400 Hour Program
16 hours of hands-on learning each week
Suggested Donation: $3333
This six-month course is a deep exploration of living food nutrition, wild edible and medicinal plants, permaculture design and holistic health. It is an experiential journey of internal and external health. We will cover practical applications of topics including: harvesting wild foods in our diet, creating simple to gourmet living food recipes, making herbal medicines, building solar dehydrators, creating seven story forest gardens, learning about soil mycology, making cultured and fermented recipes, as well as integrating holistic practices into our daily lives. Each morning begins with a centering movement class such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation. The program dives into healing modalities such as Shiatsu, Cranial Sacral, self massage, and Jin Shin Jyutsu. The course includes a 100 hour Permaculture Design Certification. The Local Wild Living Program will prepare students to be competent as a local, wild, and living food chef, offer education on nutrition and holistic health, teach wild food identification and preparation workshops, practice permaculture design, offer healing modalities, and incorporate deep earth-centered skills into daily life practices.