EVENTS AND COURSES
WILD LIVING CAMP - FULLY BOOKED
WILD LIVING CAMP
Thursday July 29th – Monday 2nd August
Facilitated by Kara Moses and Michael Wachter
Join us around the campfire this summer to learn skills for living and thriving in the wild. Much more than survival skills, this is about deep connection with nature, treading lightly upon the Earth and remembering our ancestral ways. Stepping out of the distractions and trappings of the modern world, we’ll form a temporary tribe and experience how ecological consciousness arises through relationship with the wider natural world.
We’ll uncover the secrets of the wild wood, learning to read the landscape through nature awareness techniques. We’ll make friends with fire, learning the ancient craft of creating fire with hands and friction. We’ll learn to how to find and process wild food and medicine, craft with our hands around the fire using foraged wild materials.
Around a flickering fire under the stars, we’ll share stories and reflect on the human journey and our place in today’s unique times. We’ll share a journey that supports a wider and deeper perspective of time, space and awareness.This is a precious opportunity to reconnect deeply with the wild world and the wisdom and nourishment it has to offer.
Our Wild Living camps are made up of five key elements (NB each camp will include a different selection of activities depending upon seasonal availability):
• Wild food: learn to identify, responsibly harvest, process and preserve the wild foods the land has to offer based on regenerative foraging and indigenous principles
• Wild medicine: learn to identify, responsibly harvest, process and preserve the wild medicines available to us from the plant world for healing everyday ailments.
• Craft: learn how to use foraged wild materials to make all sorts of useful and beautiful items such as: spoons, bowls, baskets, string, rope, bags, fishing nets, jewellery and whatever else a need arises for in the camp!
• Skills: learn essential skills to survive and thrive in the wild, such as fire-making with friction and natural tinders, identifying tracks & signs of animals, plant ID, interpreting bird language, stealth skills, natural shelter building and tool use
• Community: live together in a temporary tribe, remembering ancestral ways of relating and being in the world. Share stories and ideas around the campfire.
About the tutors:
Kara Moses is a facilitator of socio-ecological regeneration. She is passionate about the transformation of self and society to become more deeply connected to nature as an essential part of rewilding and regeneration, alongside landscape-scale ecological restoration. She lives a wild life in a remote off-grid barn in the foothills of the Cambrian mountains, hunting and foraging for food and medicine, tracking, exploring and crafting with wild materials, with a particular love of traditional tanning of animal skins. In the Winter months she works in woodland restoration, restoring ancient woodlands and planting future woodlands.
As an educator, she co-holds the Radical Nature Connection strand of work at the Ecodharma/Ulex centres in the Catalan Pyrenees, runs courses independently and at education centres such as Schumacher College, and lectures to an international audience on Masters degrees at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Her education work focuses on rewilding, deep nature connection and ancestral skills. https://rewildeverything.wordpress.com/
Michael Wachter is an experienced outdoorsman and primitive skills practitioner. Through month-long solo and group immersions into some of the last truly wild parts of Europe, he has over the years developed deep kinship with the natural world. Using skills as pathways, Michael has formed strong ropes of connection with plants and animals, mastering coastal, mountainous and temperate woodland habitats. Even though Michael has been trained by some of the best naturalists and ancestral skills practitioners in Europe, his teachings mainly come directly from nature.
His teaching style is unorthodox, ancestral and process-led rather than goal-orientated.
He has lectured to an international audience on subjects of rewilding, habitat restoration and foraging. As a way of giving back to nature, he helps on several biodiversity projects including restoration of wildflower meadows within several communities around East Sussex. https://connectionfirst.wordpress.com/
• Course starts Thursday July 29th 6pm (arrive anytime from 2pm to set up camp)
• Course ends Monday 2nd August 2pm
• Primarily for adults, 16yrs+ welcome (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
• Camping only: Participants provide own camping equipment
• Camp facilities are simple – compost toilets, basic camp shower
• All meals and refreshments provided (but feel free to bring your own snacks)
Prices and booking information:
Sliding scale based on income:
Pay it forward: £355 (this will help support people from lower incomes to join)