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Living Soil

Local Wild Living Soil Program 

September 19th - October 26, 2023

Learning through Nature's Wisdom * Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants * Permaculture * Holistic Health * Living Food Nutrition                 

~ Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays from 9:00am - 12:00pm

~ Two Overnight Field Trips

~ 88 hours of instruction                                                                                            

~ Investment: $888

This 6 week educational program is a deep exploration of wild edible and medicinal plants, living food nutrition, permaculture design and holistic health – an experiential journey of internal and external health for ourselves, our community and the planet.

We cover practical applications of topics including: harvesting wild foods for our daily diet, creating simple to gourmet living food recipes, making herbal medicines, building solar dehydrators, learning about soil mycology, making cultured and fermented recipes, as well as integrating holistic practices into our daily lives.

The program includes an overnight fieldtrip to the Silver Star Hut learning about our abundant ecosystems and a trip to the dream cave in McElmo Canyon for a night discovering the desert wild edible plants. 

It prepares students to be competent as a local, wild, and living food chef, to offer education on nutrition and holistic health, to lead wild food identification and medicinal preparation workshops, to practice permaculture design, to integrate healing modalities and incorporate deep earth-centered skills into daily life practices.

Join us for this learning adventure with Nature as our greatest teacher!

Turtle Lake Refuge

848 East 3rd Ave Durango, CO 970-247-8395

To view the syllabus  2023 click here