Treewise
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Treewise

Do you ever wonder what secrets the woodlands hold? Have you been trying to learn to identify trees? Can you sense that trees are wise and benevolent beings, but science seems to relegate them to being things that fit into categories? Treewise is a course of study that will introduce trees as personalities. Trees are definitely not people but they have communities, language, move around, and have been helping humans since our beginning. Five classes, held in five different locations, in different times of the year, give students a chance to meet lots of trees and get to know them and their communities. This is a course of study which will ask you to get to know trees on a more personal level. We will provide a study guide, a notebook and access to our Treewise Facebook group, which includes photos, videos and ongoing discussions of trees. You can enter the class at any time; please contact us for details. The cycle of classes repeats every year. You will have homework to do relative to which class you are on, and be able to access videos on Youtube to further your tree learning. You will never have to "catch up" if you miss a class. $275. for five sessions.  For those who have gone through the series, it is $20 to join us.  Further dates will be announced.

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Treewise
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Treewise

Jan 27 - Montpelier (near Orange) 10-3:00, May 20 - Amherst, June 10-Thunder Ridge Blue Ridge Parkway, Aug 12- Richmond,  Oct 13- Great Dismal Swamp

 

         Do you wonder what secrets the woodlands hold?  Have you been trying to learn to identify trees?  Can you sense that trees are wise and benevolent beings, but science seems to relegate them to being things that fit into categories?  Treewise is a course of study that will introduce you to trees as personalities.  Trees are definitely not people but they have communities, language, move around, and have been helping humans since our beginning.  Five classes, held in five different locations, in different times of the year, give students a chance to meet lots of trees and get to know them and their communities.  This is a study which will ask you to get to know trees on a more personal level.  We will provide a study guide, a notebook and access to our Facebook Treewise group which includes videos, photos and ongoing discussions of trees.  You can enter the class at any timeplease contact us for details, the cycle of classes repeats every year.  You will have homework to do relative to which class you are on and be able to access videos on youtube to further your tree learning.  You will never have to "catch up" if you miss a class.  Entering the class entitles you to come to 5 events.  

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Herbwise
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Herbwise

 May 19 -  Owlcraft Healing Ways, August 11 - Wildcrofthollow, October 13 -  Crabtree Meadows

 

As you walk along the forest edge, you are greeted by the many herbaceous plants that call this area their home.  All of them are old friends, the subject of admiration and study for many years.  At least that is what you would like it to be.  The fact is that although you have a lot of knowledge about herbs and plants, when you go out into the wild, things get confusing.  This is the class for you.  Herbwise is a field based learning opportunity.  Four classes at different times of the year in a different place each time.  We will spend time not only on identification, but also learning the environments these plant folks prefer, and with whom they like to associate.  We will also be learning the medicinal uses.  Herbwise is a collaborative class, David Welker of Blue Heron Outdoor school and Suzanna Stone of Owlcraft Healing Ways are combining their efforts to bring you a deep knowledge of herbs and how they relate to their environment.  You will receive a guidebook and a journal to help with your studies.  Join us to go visit our plant allies and friends in their own homes.  How better to get to know them than by seeing where they live?

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Guided Trail Hike - James River State Park
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Guided Trail Hike - James River State Park

Have you ever been on a plant walk?  They go nowhere very slowly.  Too many things to see.  These guided trail hikes will actually give you a bit of exercise, along with a sprinkling of botany, zoology, tracking, fresh air, sunshine (hopefully) and a short 3-4 mile hike.  We can do guided trail hikes anywhere, but these are favorite places of mine that I would love to share with you.

Guided Trail Hike March 24
25.00
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Aidless Navigation
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Aidless Navigation

In a world of cellular technology, aidless navigation may seem terribly archaic, but knowing where you are; where you are going, and how to get there is pretty valuable whether you have a phone there to tell you or not.  To know the movements of sun, moon, stars and the growth habits of plants, the movement of animals is to understand where you are.  When we are young we are trying to “find ourselves”, by learning aidless navigation you can never be lost.

Aidless Navigation
75.00
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Fire II
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Fire II

Students will get to make their own bow-drill sets and practice making fire.  We will also introduce hand drills.  Working with tinder plants and tinder bundles is a big part of the class as well.  (If you have attended this class in the past you can repeat the class for $20.)

Fire II
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White Oak Baskets
Jul
22
to Jul 23

White Oak Baskets

Walk through the woods to find the perfect basket tree to take back and split by hand to make a useful, beautiful basket.  We will take you through the process step by step so that you understand and can get started on your new career as a traditional oak splint basket maker.

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Tree/plant walk
Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

Tree/plant walk

Come out and enjoy a 1 1/2 hour Tree and Plant discussion with fellow plant folks.  We try to do a walk every month so that people can get to know trees and plants in all seasons.  We vary the locations so that you can see different plants and different habitats.  All of our walks are free.  We do pass a hat for donations to help us defray our costs, but you are under no obligation.

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