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Wilderness Skills: A Four-Day Immersion Course 2023 – CA

July 16, 2023 - July 19, 2023

$365 – $495
Santa Cruz Wilderness Skills

Wilderness Skills: A Four-Day Immersion Course

Learn to Thrive in the Wilderness
With Johnny O’Mara

July 16-19, 2023
Santa Cruz Permaculture Farm

Spend four days exploring the technologies of our ancestors and learn how to thrive in the wilderness. Join wilderness guide Johnny O’Mara in this immersive skill-building experience. Participants will gain hands-on experience in meeting their basic needs of survival and learn how to tend “zone 5”, or the exclusively native area, of their farm or landscape. Participants will:
Learn how to make fire by friction and construct your very own fire kit
Learn the basics of shepherding goats and harvest & handling of milk
Learn to make cheese
Dive into ethnobotanical studies of food plants that are endemic to our bioregion
Learn systems of understanding plant patterns and their edible and medicinal uses
Discover acorn processing and turn acorns into nourishing flour
Become a tracker: understand inner and outer pattern recognition with the help of the birds, learn how animals move through the forest and why they choose the routes they choose
Feel primitive textiles such as leather and felt, learn the methods behind hide tanning both leather and furs, as well as traditional felt making from sheep’s wool


July 16, 2023
July 19, 2023
$365 – $495
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