Spring Foraging Class
May
4
to May 6

Spring Foraging Class

  • Thorne Mount Road Canton, ME, 04221 United States (map)
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This hands-on class is designed for those with an interest in self-sufficiency, human health, and a deeper relationship with plants.

Foraging provides many avenues of connection with nature and fosters a greater appreciation of the many things that local landscapes can provide for us.  It has become increasingly clear through many independent studies that diets rich in wild foods promote health and defend the body from many of the debilitating ailments that plague modern societies (e.g., cancer, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, coronary disease, periodontal disease).

Students should expect to spend much of the weekend outside identifying, collecting, and preparing wild plants for food (so be prepared for weather and uneven terrain).  Class will focus on gathering plant foods and medicines that are appropriate for the season (leaves, shoots, bulbs, rhizomes).  Throughout the class, simple tools will be used and reference will be made to primitive and contemporary methods of processing plants.  As well, wildcrafted medicine and utilitarian plants will be discussed to provide a more holistic understanding of how plants can positively affect our lives.  Wild nutrition is both a link to the past and a gateway to a sustainable future.

This class will be taught by Arthur Haines and will be offered at Wilder Waters Community in Canton, ME (click here if you need directions).  All food will be included and prepared by Chef Frank Giglio.  Expect local, wild, and/or organic food offerings from the four food kingdoms prepared in a traditional manner (i.e., a Weston Price-inspired menu).

Some locations will be visited off site so please be prepared to carpool short distances from the property.  Bring footwear for uneven ground, and proper clothing for whatever the weather may be on that day. Camping is available on site.

Price is $375.00 and class is limited to 12 students.

Class begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and ends at 12:00 pm on Sunday.

Sign up HERE.

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2018 Dawnland Gathering
Jul
27
to Jul 29

2018 Dawnland Gathering

The Dawnland Gathering will remind people of their ancestral way of being. Our ancestral lineage interacted with their landscape through methods of hunting, gathering, cooking, and a number of other skills. In these daily activities, the people formed deep relationships with the land based on reciprocity rather than extraction. These indigenous ways of living were the most eco-conscientious life-ways ever practiced on our planet, in which the land provided and the people protected the land in which their ancestors resided. We aim to instill these lost connections in our gathering attendees.

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New Moon Women's Circle
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

New Moon Women's Circle

Come to our community for our magical new moon women's circle!

We'll sit around a fire overlooking Thorne Mountain while we sing, craft, & talk about special powers, mama Earth, men, periods, whatever... maybe we'll work on a collective project during each circle... like weaving cattail mats to sit on or planting native flowers around the circle.. who knows

Show up whenever, leave whenever (sleep over if you want, but bring a tent or check in with us and we may have our guest cabin open). Bring your lady friends, some craft projects and delicious snacks if you feel inclined or don't bring a thing but yourself! Wilder Waters will provide the essentials: mead, tea, and chocolate.

167 Thorne Mt Road, Canton, Maine
See you here :)

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New Moon Women's Circle
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

New Moon Women's Circle

  • Thorne Mount Road Canton, ME, 04221 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to our community for our magical new moon women's circle!

We'll sit around a fire overlooking Thorne Mountain while we sing, craft, & talk about special powers, mama Earth, men, periods, whatever... maybe we'll work on a collective project during each circle... like weaving cattail mats to sit on or planting native flowers around the circle.. who knows

Show up whenever, leave whenever (sleep over if you want, but bring a tent or check in with us and we may have our guest cabin open). Bring your lady friends, some craft projects and delicious snacks if you feel inclined or don't bring a thing but yourself! Wilder Waters will provide the essentials: mead, tea, and chocolate.

167 Thorne Mt Road, Canton, Maine
See you here :)

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New Moon Women's Circle
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

New Moon Women's Circle

  • Thorne Mount Road Canton, ME, 04221 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to our community for our magical new moon women's circle!

We'll sit around a fire overlooking Thorne Mountain while we sing, craft, & talk about special powers, mama Earth, men, periods, whatever... maybe we'll work on a collective project during each circle... like weaving cattail mats to sit on or planting native flowers around the circle.. who knows

Show up whenever, leave whenever (sleep over if you want, but bring a tent or check in with us and we may have our guest cabin open). Bring your lady friends, some craft projects and delicious snacks if you feel inclined or don't bring a thing but yourself! Wilder Waters will provide the essentials: mead, tea, and chocolate.

167 Thorne Mt Road, Canton, Maine
See you here :)

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